As we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many of us in the Hanford Mills community find ourselves with extra time. We want to highlight the projects, hobbies, and pursuits people are working on at home.
Read through these short profiles and you may gain a tip or some inspiration. See how people are expressing the spirit of Hanford Mills–ingenuity, dedication, entrepreneurship, rural traditions, sustainability, and creativity–as they “mill about” at home.
Complete this short form to let us know about a project you are working on.
- David Heick, who exhibits his model steam engines and 1956 Chevy at the Antique Engine Jamboree, tells us about restoring his father’s model train.
- Bernd Krause, who exhibits at Woodsmen’s Festivals and other Hanford Mills events, writes about his work building musical instruments.
- Daniel Deysenroth, an exhibitor at the Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree whose grandfather served on the Hanford Mills Museum board of trustees, talks about restoring a Maytag Multi-Motor
- Luke Murphy, Education Coordinator, talks about reading up on the World Wars
- Burr Hubbell, president of the Hanford Mills Board of Trustees, tells us about building a cold frame and baking on a coal-fired stove, and about fixing windows and a unique find on the farm.
- Shelly Jones, trustee of Hanford Mills Museum, talks about her writing, and inspiration gained on long hikes.
- Stephen Shursky, a Member of Hanford Mills Museum who also exhibits at the Antique Engine Jamboree, lets us know how he is recreating a large flat belt-driven lathe
- Kevin Jensen, the Mill Interpretation and Research Specialist at Hanford Mills Museum, tells us about raising chickens
- Mark Roberts, trustee of Hanford Mills Museum, talks about his woodworking projects
“Milling about at Home” is a new and evolving project, and we welcome your suggestions. Please share how you are Milling About at Home. Maybe you are working to help others, we’d love to know about that too. Please complete this form, or email us.