I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Kirby's Mill and the Medford Historical Society

Kirby's Mill and the Medford Historical Society 

Where: 275 Church Rd.
            Medford, NJ

Who: All ages

Kirby's Mill was the last operating commercial mill in the state of New Jersey. The mill was still using water power as late as 1961, and even after it converted to electricity it was still operating in some capacity through 1969. The mill is now a State Historic Site and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. 

The mill also houses the Medford Historical Society. Other buildings located on the property include a carriage barn, a working blacksmith shop, and more. There is also an old storage barn that has been converted into a museum that houses a wide assortment of farming tools and machines. Objects on display include a potato sorter, a feed cutter, both a horsepower treadmill and a small animal treadmill, and more. 

The mill will be open to visitors on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM throughout the months of July and August. They are also open the second Saturday of the month from May through October from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to demonstrate the milling process. They will be milling corn. You can visit on other dates and at other times but you will only be able to walk around the ground and not enter the buildings. Events hosted throughout the year including the following: The Milford Quilt Show gives visitors the opportunity to view a wide array of handmade quilts. On Medford Day, among other things, visitors can view demonstrations of various crafts including weaving, broom making, and more.  They may even get the opportunity to try a craft themselves. The next event will be the Medford Apple Festival which will take place on October 9, 2021. In addition to a variety of crafts and plenty of food especially apple-related foods, including apple cider donuts made on-site, there will be music and a whole lot more.  Kirby's Mill special events are completely free to attend as is a visit to the mill on a day when there aren't any special events. For more information, visit www.medfordhistory.org

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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