SPOOM Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills

The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, SPOOM, is dedicated to preserving historic mills and educating individuals about the significance of the early American milling industry.
SPOOM offers people with an interest in early American industrial technology an avenue to learn, share knowledge, and create community with other people who share similar interests.

The SPOOM-MA Chapter carries out the SPOOM mission in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. We provide visibility and information on the mills in our region and help our members learn about and visit these mill sites.

Our website features information on regional public mills, as well as SPOOM-MA chapter activity and data about the milling history of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic area. Our website provides a photo archive, historical information, and links to many sources of relevant mill information.

SPOOM MidAtlantic.org strives to be the #1 resource for exploring historic mills in the Mid-Atlantic region. Please help us reach our goal by contributing to our database and frequenting our site.

Featured Mill Photos

H&C Grove's Feed Mill (above left on the masthead), in Lewisburg PA, was featured at the April 16-18 2015 Spring Chapter Meeting tour hosted by the Union County Historical Society. Check their website for photos of the event.

The beautiful town of Havre de Grace MD was the anchor for our 2015 Fall Chapter Meeting held August 20-22.

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Our 2016 meetings will be held in St Vincent Grist Mill in Latrobe PA and Springfield Mills in Morris Arboretum of Philadelphia PA.


Minutes of our SPOOM Mid-Atlantic August 2015 Meeting are now posted. Click here for more information.

Check out Google Fusion and Colvin Run Mill Maps and Tables under the Mill Research tab.

Sponsor of the Month

We salute Asbury Mill and the Musconetcong Watershed Association located in Asbury NJ as our December Website Sponsor