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July 6, 2019 Celebration

Harrison: From 1pm – 5pm, Scribner’s Mill Preservation will be celebrating the completion of the interpretive 1847 sash saw works. 

Admission: $5.00, kids 12 and under, FREE.

*Book signing by author Marilyn Hatch for the recently published Scribner’s Mill; its early beginnings, the families, the homestead, and those who worked in the mill.

*To add to the day’s festivities, the Arnott Fiddlers will be there to entertain, 

*Norm Miner, with his star drills and feathers will be demonstrating how the granite was split in 1847 to build the “Granite Enterprise” at Carsley’s Rips on the Crooked River. 

* Bill Howard will be at the blacksmith forge. 

*Martha Scribner Denison will be giving tours in the Homestead, 

*Cheryl Callahan will be displaying her many antique quilts.

*Several members of the Maine Antique Power Association will be there to run their machines.  

*To top the day off you can purchase a refreshing root beer float for $1.00


 

Mill Restoration Progress

 

VISITING THE MILL SITE

We are closed during the winter.  We have tours from Memorial day through Labor day on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  If you would like to stop by and look at the mill on the off season, please feel free to roam the grounds, but the mill will be locked for security.  The mill and the Crooked River with the snow and ice at this time of year are very beautiful, and  wonderful photo opportunities abound.  Sorry, there are no activities at this time of year.  In addition to our regular in-season hours, we host special tours and educational programs.  
If you would like a private tour, please call 207-583-6455


EVENTS

Scribner’s Mill is usually open for the last tour of the season of the mill and homestead on Labor Day week-end. 

Some highlights for the 2017 Labor Day weekend were hand hewing, two man use of the buck saw, and timber framing. On display was the newly restored Civil War Caisson that was adapted by the Scribner Brothers as a wagon to haul lumber and the big wheel log hauler. Tours of the mill included a demonstration of the 19 th century machinery to manufacture parts for dry (slack) barrels around 2:30.  In the long shed demonstrations of the shingle mill took place around 3:00. Across the street, the 1849 Scribner Homestead was open for guided tours.

The mill site, which includes the barn, ice house, and blacksmith shop, holds a large collection of antique mill, household, and ice harvesting equipment. 


 

Some photos from a "BACK TO THE PAST" event.