RAHS February 2015 Brown Bag Meeting: “The Mills of Avon Township”

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society for their lunchtime Brown Bag meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The program will feature Deborah Remer and a discussion on early mills, mill owners, millers and those who built the mills which were vital to the Rochester area’s early economy. A retired science teacher from Walled Lake Middle School, Remer is a member of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host National Water Powered Mill Conference

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announced via press release that it will be hosting the 42nd national meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) on October 23 – 26. SPOOM is committed to preserving old mills and aiding in the preservation of mill structures throughout the United States. They also recognize the builders of mills and maintain extensive archives on mills and mill sites. The conference at the Rochester Hills Museum will feature mill training and … [Read more...]