September 23: Metal at the Mill Exploration Day 10am – 4pm

The Metal at The mill Exploration Day will highlight metal in a variety of ways. This Day will feature a return of the Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree, featuring regional collectors of historic engines, tractors and doodlebugs. The jamboree will also feature outboard motors, model boats, and other machines. The 1948 GMC Bovina Fire Department Engine with Pumper will make its first appearance at the mill, and we’re excited to announce the return of the 1957 Nash Metropolitan Hook & Ladder Firetruck ride, purchased from the Catskill Game Farm. Watch the Catskill Conquest Rally of classic cars rumble through Hanford Mills for an afternoon stop!

Hanford Mills staff and volunteers will display and demonstrate some of the gas engines that are part of our historic collection, and the steam plant will also be up and running. Blacksmith demonstrations will also take place at the museum’s forge. Intelligent Green Solutions will be on-site to talk about solar power for homes and businesses. The Stoddard Hollow String Band will perform traditional music from noon until 3 PM. Helen’s Little Kitchen will be onsite selling food.