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Bear's Mill Open house/Details

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Midwest Living Magazine Visits the Mill

The Friends of Bear’s Mill will be holding their annual Legendary Fall Open House on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day.  The event will include free guided tours and grinding demonstrations at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 both days.  Visitors will be entertained with live music on Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 featuring Joe & Jack Waters of Englewood and Ron & Elaine Marshall of Versailles.  Live music on Sunday will feature Brian Keith Wallen from 2:00 to 5:00.  This event is free to the public.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

Delicious foods such as our famous French Market 18-Bean Soup, cornbread muffins (made with Bear’s Mill stoneground cornmeal), brats and hotdogs from the grill, apple dumplings, caramel apples, pumpkin cookies and gourmet coffees will be offered.  In addition to the live music, Indiana artists John Bundy and Greg Adams will be set up along the millrace with their duck decoy carvings and rustic willow furniture.  

“The mission of the Friends of Bear’s Mill is to provide a rich cultural experience and community-oriented events including educational tours, demonstrations and nature walks while preserving the Mill’s historical significance and natural beauty,” said Outreach Manager Merri Niekamp.  “Every year in October, Bear’s Mill and the property becomes the perfect backdrop for a seasonal celebration to gather and observe the harvest and welcome fall.  This is a fun, family-oriented event that appeals to young and old alike.  Come out and enjoy some live music, a delicious bowl of bean soup and cornbread, fall sweet treats, history, art, nature and shopping,” Ms. Niekamp concluded.

In addition to stoneground flours and meals, the Mill Store offers kitchen and gourmet goods as well as Boston Stoker Coffees and Bakehouse Breads.  Original pottery by the Bear’s Mill potters, giftware and women’s jewelry and accessories are also available for sale.  The gallery at Bear’s Mill will feature the October artist for the ‘Art at the Mill’ series.  Included will be the bronze sculptures and paintings by Urbana artist, Mike Major.  “The traditional pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet are displayed and setting the scene,” stated Julie Clark, Retail Manager.  “New items are arriving daily for a unique shopping experience in the Mill Store,” she explained.

Bear’s Mill, a working national landmark, is owned and operated by the Friends of Bear’s Mill, a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road about 5 miles east of Greenville.  For more information, contact Bear’s Mill at 937-548-5112 or for a schedule of events.
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