Celebrate History, Heritage, and Community – Heritage Day at the Mill

Ever wanted to get in a time machine and travel back a couple hundred years? Those looking for a beautiful place to visit on a fall day, enjoy a cookout, fresh-pressed cider, and terrific old-time music, and experience the ways of yesteryear with colonial milling, cooking, woodworking, and weaving won’t want to miss Heritage Day at the Burwell-Morgan Mill on November 5 from 11 to 5.

Burwell Morgan Mill millworks - Photo courtesy Clarke County Historical Association

The Millwood Post Office, pre-1900 - Photo courtesy Clarke County Historical Association

The Clarke County Historical Association invites all for a fun and educational day at its Burwell-Morgan Mill which grinds corn and wheat just as it did in the 18th century. The event is free and will offer fascinating demonstrations on how people did fundamental activities such as food production (milling wheat and corn), cloth-making, furniture making, and cooking. There will also be old fashioned kids’ games, a cookout offering burgers and hotdogs for sale, fresh apple and pear cider, wine tasting with Cobbler Cellars of Delaplane, special offerings from the Mill Gift Shop, and excellent oldtime Americana and bluegrass music from the acclaimed band The Fox Hunt.

Grillmaster Jon Joyce - Photo courtesy Clarke County Historical Association

All activities will be inside or right outside the Mill and if it’s a nice day, we’ll spread out to our lovely meadow. Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, and bring your friends and family for a free, fun day in Millwood. For more information, please visit www.clarkehistory.org or call the office at 540.955.2600 or e-mail ccha@visuallink.com.

The Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Virginia - Photo courtesy Clarke County Historical Association