Celebrates Spring and National Historic Preservation Month
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To kick off National Historic Preservation Month, the Friends of Bear’s
Mill will be hosting their annual Spring Open House on May 5 and 6 from
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Free docent guided tours will be
offered at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 both days.
The Mill Store is well-stocked for the spring season with a wide
selection of familiar favorites as well as new brightly colored aprons,
towels and kitchen accessories. Visitors will enjoy samples of
the scrumptious flavors of the new gourmet dips, dressings, sauces and
treats while browsing the unique home and garden items, women’s
accessories and jewelry. Just in time for Mother’s Day and other
gift-giving occasions. Bear’s Mill’s spring open house will also
feature a fresh selection of handmade pottery by the local potters.
In the Mill Gallery will be the black and white photographs by
award-winning photographer John Bower. In celebration of National
Historic Preservation Month his exhibit entitled “Capturing the Soul of
Our Past” will take the visitor on a journey exploring the remnants of
our rapidly disappearing past. The exhibit will remain on display
during normal business hours through Sunday, May 20.
“New and exciting products are coming in daily,” stated Julie Clark,
retail manager. “We welcome the public and visitors to come out
and experience this beautiful season of bloom. The blossoming
redbud and maple trees create a picturesque setting around the mill
property that transforms Bear’s Mill into a stunning spring
The Friends of Bear’s Mill keep the Mill open to the public through
corporate and individual donations, grants, an educational tour
program, Mill Store & Gallery sales and several special events that
generate interest in and visitation to the historic site.
Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road about five
miles east of Greenville. For more information, contact Bear’s
Mill at 937.548.5112 or on the web at www.bearsmill.com