Commissioners support historic Mill at Anselma
● By J. Chambless
From left: David Rollenhagen, Miller for the Mill at Anselma; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell and Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline; Kathy Lovell, Executive Director for the Mill at Anselma; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; and Steve Rhoads, Chair of the Anselma Mill Preservation and Educational Trust
The Chester County Commissioners
recently presented a check for $1,000 to representatives from The
Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs. The funds are part of the
County’s annual appropriations to organizations and non-profits,
and will be used for the purchase of grain used for educational
grinding demonstrations at the historic mill.
Mill at Anselma is one of Chester County’s National Historic
Landmarks and is the most complete known example of a custom grain
mill in the United States. A working example of more than 250 years
of Chester County’s industrial heritage, the mill has retained its
original colonial-era power train as well as multiple layers of
industrial equipment raging from the 1700s to the mid-1900s.
first mill demonstration day of the 2017 season was held on April 8 and demonstrations will
continue on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until December. Milling demonstration days include
talks by the miller, who shows how the mill parts work together to
grind the grain; hands-on activities for children, including sifting
through the milled flour; and 22 acres of grounds to explore. For information, visit www.anselmamill.org.