June 17: Power of the Past Exploration Day 10am-4pm

Hanford Mills Museum will explore the power of the past at its first Exploration Day and New York State Path Through History event from 10am-4pm. Visitors can experience the historic machines and waterwheel in the mill, as well as hands-on activities related to science and technology both past and present. 

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) will host a morning bird walk starting at 8am. Veteran birders Suzanne Gaynor and Kathryn Davino will co-lead the walk around the Hanford Mills property. Beginners and experienced birders alike are welcome to join in. The walk covers fairly level terrain and will last about 90 minutes. This is a free program and pre-registration is appreciated as it allows leaders to contact participants if there is an issue with the weather. You can find more information about the walk and register at the DOAS website: https://doas.us/calendar/.

Throughout the day, we will offer tours and demonstrations of the waterwheel and historic machines in the Mill Complex. Visitors can learn about some of the kitchen technology and utensils from the John Hanford Farmhouse. We will also have other hands-on activities related to science and technology as we re-open our Learning Lab for the first time since 2019.

You can find out more information about the New York Power Authority Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor at their table. Intelligent Green Solutions will also be on site to talk about solar power for homes and businesses.

Admission to all Exploration Days will be by donation rather than our usual admission rates. Check back here or on our social media channels for more information and updates.