Exploration Day :Metal At The Mill

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Exploration Days at Hanford Mills continue to give visitors the chance to enjoy a variety of engaging activities and explore the mill. Our September 24th Exploration Day, Metal at the Mill, will focus on the sustainable use of metal. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by NYCM Insurance, admission to this Exploration Day will be free. Staff will demonstrate the waterwheel and historic machines in the Mill throughout the day. Historic cooking demonstrations will take place in the Hanford Farmhouse through 2pm. Enjoy a performance by the Stoddard Hollow String Band from 12 – 3pm.

SUNY Delhi’s Sustainability Program and Green Team will display a solar-powered battery system where people can charge their cell phones. Learn more about SUNY Delhi’s new bachelor’s program in Sustainability and why sustainability matters to every aspect of our world. Students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program will provide hands-on activities throughout the day.

The 6th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally, sponsored by the Historic Automobile Endurance Runs, will rumble through the Catskills with a mid-afternoon stop at Hanford Mills. We invite you to come and see these unique historic cars. 

Hanford Mills will also host the Catskills Folk Connections exhibit, “Folk Art in Metal.” The exhibit features five artists, whose work in metal varies from traditional blacksmithed hardware and hand-hammered copper bowls to modern metal furniture, and from whirlygigs made from Volkswagen Beetle parts to ingenious figures created from tools, kitchen utensils, and old musical instruments.

We will post updates about this Exploration Day, and the one on October 15, on social media and our website.