Come and celebrate a historic treasure of MN milling history at the annual Pickwick Mill Day on Saturday, September 14. The day will start with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., with lunch available at 11 a.m. There will be free admission to the Mill, with the milling equipment running via water power at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. See artisans working at pottery making, blacksmithing, rug weaving, equipment demonstrations and live music throughout the day. There will be Bingo, a bake sale, kids’ games, and duck soup ball game. Raffle tickets are currently available, with the drawings at 4 p.m.
The Pickwick Mill was built from 1856 to 1858 by Thomas Grant and Wilson Davis and is one of the oldest water powered gristmills found in southeast Minnesota. The mill was constructed as a gristmill and sawmill on the banks of Big Trout Creek located in Pickwick Minnesota. The mill ran 24 hours a day during the Civil War and produced 100 barrels daily for the Union Army. After the war, the mill became a flour-milling center for most of southern Minnesota and portions of Iowa and Wisconsin.
For more information visit pickwickmill.org.