Buchanan’s Pears Mill kicks off summer season

Published 8:56 am Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Actors perform a weaving demonstration at Pears Mill. (Submitted photo)

Actors perform a weaving demonstration at Pears Mill. (Submitted photo)

BUCHANAN — The Buchanan Preservation Society recently announced the kickoff of “Summer at Pears Mill,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, throughout the summer.

Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of 16 weeks of fun, family-friendly activities every Saturday, all summer long.

Pears Mill opening happens in conjunction with Downtown Buchanan’s seventh annual “Un-Sanctioned” kickoff event.

The following events will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22: traditional tape weaving demonstration, the daily grind milling demonstration and Pies for Preservation.

Pies for Preservation sale proceeds support future projects at Buchanan’s National Register Listed, Greek Revival, Ross Sanders House.

Pears Mill is an 1857, overshot, water wheel powered mill located in the center of Buchanan’s Downtown National Register Historic District.

The mill is open on Saturdays through Labor Day weekend.

Demonstrators and events typically run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with additional afternoon hours from 1 to 4 p.m. for tours.

The mill is contiguous to the Buchanan Farmers’ Market, just below Front Street, and east of Oak Street.

For additional information visit preservebuchanan.org .

The Buchanan Preservation Society (BPS) is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization with members in the Buchanan area, and was organized to preserve and encourage historic preservation.

Known primarily for its role in preserving and operating Pears Mill for public visitation, its mission also includes residential, commercial and industrial neighborhoods and their environments; specific buildings and structures; and historic and genealogical records and objects.

The BPS often partners with other community organizations in this work.