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Millwork Newsletter Archive

Millwork is Hanford Mills Museum’s newsletter that provides readers with interesting articles on the history of Hanford Mills and East Meredith, updates on museum activities, and other news and interesting tidbits. These files are in PDF format. (Download Adobe Reader to view.)

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2017

Summer
Mill Operations Manager
Collections
Special Events

Spring
Learning Lab Opening
Education Outreach
Collections Initiative

2016

Winter
Ice Harvest Preview
Winter Work @ HMM
The Hanfords’ Entrepreneurial Spirit

Summer
Education Programs
Wild Ones Exhibit
Mill Projects

Spring
Ice Harvest Festival
School Programs
Collections Inventory Initiative

2014

Spring
Rural Genius Exhibit Opening
New Community Celebration Festival

2013

Fall
Hanford Mills Museum 40th Anniversary
Events

Spring
Hanford Mills Museum 40th Anniversary
The Turbine Engine

2012

Winter
Scientific American and the Hanfords
Patents, Pulleys, and Power

2011

Summer/Fall
“The Hanford Photographs” Exhibit
“Our Hometown” Kids’ Photo Exhibit

2008

January-May
An Introduction to Pulleys

June-August
Power Transmission, Part 2

September-December
Bringing in the Harvest

2007

January-April
“We Commenced Cleaning House”

May-June
Notes from the Curator on flood damage

July-August
“Better than Could be Done by Hand”

September-December
Vacuum Cleaners Before Electricity?

2006

April-May
Temperance in East Meredith

June-July
Mill Restoration Update – horizontal steam engine

August
Floods: Then and Now (1892 & 2006)

September-December
Anxious to Obtain an Education: Going Away to High School

2004

Spring
The Power of History at Work
Turbine Restoration
Cataloging Historic Collections
The Hanfords’ First Brush with Handles: The Ober Lathe
The Hanford’s Sawmill Operation: Part 2

Winter
Steam Restoration
The Politicians: “You Have Always with You These Days”
Elizabeth Hanford on the Presidents
Lumber Shed Restoration

2003

Spring
Coal: A Blacksmith’s Principal “Tool”
East Meredith: “The Coming Business Center of…Delaware County”
Mill Restoration Projects

Fall
Do You Know What a Mechanic Is?
Hanford Business: More than Just a Mill
The Hanford’s Sawmill Operation: Part 1

2002

Winter-Spring
The Evolution of the Icebox
Muscle Power: The Original Power Source
The Howland Mill

Fall-Winter
Full Steam Ahead
“Water is Nice Power, But it is Not Cheap”
Water as a Power Source: The Development of the Waterwheel
Hidden Hercules

2001

Spring
“A Man Takes a Journey, A Stranger Comes to Town”
Meet “Master Workman” Charles O. Hanford
The Railroad in East Meredith
The Edger
Elizabeth Hanford’s Corn Bread Recipe

Fall
So You Want to Work for Mr. Hanford?
Power in the House
The Attrition Mill
Elizabeth Hanford’s Fruit Cake Recipes

1999

Winter
The John Hanford Farmhouse: Part 2 – The Upstairs
John and Lizzie Hanford
Meet Worker Fred Hager: “Skin Too Thin for Zero”
Exploring the Industrial Age with the Hanfords
Hanford Mills Museum’s Dam Repaired

Summer
Hanford Mills Collections
Hanford Mills Workers: “Scouting Around”
A Power-“Full” History
The Chase Shingle Mill

1998

Winter
Why Do Women Come to Hanford Mills?
Thunderbolt Splitting Tool
Lulu Briggs: Her Interesting Family Story
A Woman’s Place in East Meredith, NY
Hanford Mills Museum’s Blacksmith Shop
The Miller and Millstones: Part 1

Spring
The John Hanford Farmhouse: Part 1
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Merritt Seeley Roberts: “Of Revolutionary Stock”
Remembering the Maine

1997

Winter
The Hermance Moulding Machine
“Cooking With Cold”
The Mysteries of Adaline Barnes, The Cooper’s Daughter
“The Wild and Wooly West”: Views from Back East

Spring
Speaking of the Forest, or How About the Family Tree
The American Chestnut Story
Arbor Days: Past and Present
Remembering the Maine
Playing the Squirrel Game in East Meredith’s Family Forest
The Quern

Fall
Out With the Outhouse
Meet George Dudley, “A Mastermind With the Brush”
If These Walls Could Speak: Hanford Farm Buildings

1996

January
“After the Interlude of Farms”: The Forests of New York State
Zachariah Bundy: “All He was Good for was to Sell Booze”
Same Past, New Understandings

Fall
The Flood of ’92
Education for All Ages
“All Well as Usual” – N.L. Greene at Hanford Mills
“The Worst I Ever Saw”: Weather in East Meredith
The Georgia Mill

1995

Winter
“Don’t Think You’re Important”: Mill Worker Oliver
Rathbone
The Butter Business

Spring
The Hay Barrack, A Forgotten Architecture
Mill Worker Will Hetherington: With Connections to East
Meredith
“New Arrivals in Town”

1994

Spring
Time For the Garden – Again
“We Always Parted Friends”: Richard M. Stinson at Work
“These Things Indicate that Summer is at Hand”
Danger Signs for Automobilists

Summer
“The Mill Was Nothing Strange to Me”: Horace Hanford’s Son Ralph Remembers
The Arts and Crafts Movement in America
Where Did They Live? Hanford Homes
Patent Factory Truck

1993

Spring-Summer
Time for the Garden
Andrew Brown: D.J. Hanford’s Mentor
“Found Hung Up in the Bushes…”: Tall Tales in East
Meredith
The Largest and Smallest Water Wheel

Fall-Winter
East Meredith Remembers
Winter Without Snow Tires
D.J. Hanford Didn’t Build the Mill?!
“You Had to Have Four or Five Things that You Done…”
Detachable Sleigh Runner

1992

Winter
William VanAlstine: Can’t Keep a Good Man Down
The Beginnings of a Factory Museum
Window on the Past
Notes from the Field
Improved Hand Saw-mill

Spring
William Flower: Box Maker and Much More
Sap’s Running
the World Outside
An Improved Ice Plow
Water Power Chronology

Fall
Charlie Haynes Remembers East Meredith
Merritt Barnes: The Boss’s Nephew
A Saw Mill Operated by a Ladye
“In the Horse Days”
A Scraper for Sawmill Carriages

1991

Winter
Meet George P. Hill
The Hanford Women

Spring
A Sawyer Hard to Beat
On Which, Perhaps a Mill Seat: The Mill & Water Power

Fall
“Our ‘Dan”: Daniel B. Wightman
More Work than Water Power: Steam Engines at Hanford Mills

1990

Winter
Run of the Mine…From Pea to Chestnut

Spring-Summer
D.J. Hanford: What’s in a Name?
Buying the Farm: The Hanfords in Agriculture

Fall
“Don’t Think for One Moment that Because You’re Dealing with a Woman…”

1989

Spring
D.J. Hanford’s Variety in Business

Summer-Fall
For the Love of Cars…and Trucks

1988

Winter
The Twenty Year Switch: The Railroad in East Meredith

1987

Spring
Butter Tub Covers

Summer
Modernizing the Gristmill: 1898