The latest episode of the Kaatscast features a tour of the Hanford Mills Museum, which operates an authentic water- and steam-powered historic site that includes a sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. [Read more…] about A Visit To Hanford Mills Museum (Podcast)
Hanford Mills Museum
The Hanford Mills Museum in Delaware County opens for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 15th. The new season will feature guided tours demonstrating the in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop, which is marking its 175th anniversary in 2021.
Hanford Mills Museum will present a free online series that brings together local artists and scholars to discuss environmental justice, the use of natural resources, and sustainability. [Read more…] about Online Environmental Series Features Catskills Artists, Scholars
Up until the early 20th century, ice harvesting was an essential winter activity in rural communities. Ice blocks were cut from frozen rivers and ponds and then stored until the warmer months to keep milk and other agricultural products cold, and also as a winter crop to sell. [Read more…] about Virtual Ice Harvest Festival: History From Home
Catskills Folk Connection is set to present an exhibit of local artists, “Folk Art in Wood,” at Hanford Mills Museum from Wednesday, September 2 through October 15. The exhibit features artists who work with wood in a wide variety of ways. [Read more…] about Catskills Folk Art Exhibit at Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum is set to open for for guided tours of its water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop on August 12th. Tours will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations of the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water-powered machines operating just as they did a century ago. [Read more…] about Hanford Mills Museum Reopening
In the days before mechanical refrigeration, ice harvesting was an essential wintertime activity. The ice harvested in the winter would be used to keep food and agricultural products cold in the warmer months.
Hanford Mills Museum in the Catskills’ East Meredith will hold the 31st annual Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 1st. [Read more…] about Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum
The Hanford Mills Museum’s Annual Woodsmen’s Festival has been set for this Saturday, October 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
The festival offers timbersport demonstrations by the SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen’s Club, woodworking, forestry, and maple syrup exhibitors, music, and kids’ crafts and science explorations. Visitors also can tour the historic water-powered sawmill and woodworking shop, and see late 19th and early 20th century technology at work. [Read more…] about Hanford Mills Woodsmen’s Festival Set For Saturday
The Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY, has announced they are seeking exhibitors for the 36th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest, set for Saturday, September 7th.
Exhibits include motors, tractors, farm machines, model engines, vehicles, motorcycles, and more. Exhibitors include members of the Franklin Doodlebug Club, the Southern Tier Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association, the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, the Antique Outboard Motor Club, and the Mohican Car Club. Popular features include a 1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper Firetruck, the 1957 Nash Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Fire Truck Ride from the Catskill Game Farm, and a great variety of engines. [Read more…] about Antique Engine Jamboree Seeking Exhibitors
The Hanford Mills Museum is set to hold a Coopering Workshop, where participants can learn how to create an early 19th century-style household bucket, on July 27th and 28th.
Traditional cooper Bob Allers will teach the workshop and lead participants through the process step-by-step. Allers has exhibited his traveling cooperage at Hanford Mills multiple times. He learned the trade of coopering while at the Artisans Program at Fort Stanwix National Monument and training under the master cooper at Genesee Country Village. [Read more…] about Coopering Workshop at Hanford Mills Museum