Host Hotel: Best Western, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster, MD 21157 Phone: (410) 857-1900 Thursday night $97.00 Friday night $113.00 (plus tax) w/ full breakfast included. Mention Union Mills Homestead when you register to get the preferred rate. To obtain this preferred rate, rooms must be booked by July 23 due to high demand for this time frame.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Evening Meet and Greet Dinner: 6 pm at Maggie’s Restaurant, 310 East Green Street, Westminster, MD. Preregistration is requested. Attendees will order and self-pay from the restaurant menu.
Friday, September 7, 2018 Bus Tour to Baltimore Mills and Museums
Special thanks to Meagan Baco and Preservation MD for assisting with planning Friday’s tour.
8:15 am Board tour bus at the Best Western, for 8:30 departure. Enjoy a 1-hour ride from Westminster into downtown Baltimore. Early milling history in the Baltimore area will be discussed enroute.
Baltimore Museum of Industry and Box Lunch: 9:50 to Noon. One-hour guided tour, including an overview of Baltimore industries such as canning, printing, garment making, and the mills that powered the port city. Explore more on your own & enjoy a boxed lunch overlooking the Baltimore Harbor.
The Industrial Valley – A Guided Tour of Mills along the Jones Falls 12:00 to 2:30 PM. Our guide will be Nathan Dennies, a Baltimore historian who is researching the history of Jones Falls Mills District. Learn how the Jones Falls Valley was transformed from a loose collection of flouring mills into the world’s center for the manufacturing of cotton duck, and the recent adaptive reuse of the mills into offices, restaurants, and residences. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Historic Almshouse in Cockeysville -- Mill Presentation and Tour. 3:00-4:30. Tour the historic Almshouse, built in the 1800s to serve the poor, sick, elderly, and mentally ill who had no family to support them, along with a presentation on the mills above Baltimore, including the Warren mill and village on the Gunpowder River.
4:30 – 5:30 pm Return to Best Western by way of Maryland’s scenic horse country.
***Friday Tour Cost of $60 includes coach bus, driver gratuity, tour and admission fees, and lunch. Register for bus tour by August 29th (NO Exceptions).
Saturday, September 8:
Drive on your own to Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Road, Westminster, MD 21158
9:00 am Tour and Milling Demonstration at Union Mills Homestead The Shriver Mill at the Union Mills Homestead began its life as a very modern, fully-equipped merchant mill, shipping flour to Baltimore for local consumption and export to Europe and the West Indies. It ceased operation in 1942 and stayed idle until Carroll County officials recognized its historic value and began restoration in the 1970s. The restored mill was opened to the public in 1984 and continues to provide the community with educational tours and stone ground products.
Chapter Meeting and Lunch will follow.
***Saturday Cost of $15 includes tour, meeting, and lunch.
Saturday Afternoon: Tour nearby Mills on your own. List will be provided.
***For questions before September 1, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-741-4366.
***After September 1, contact Ivan and Marlene at 717-359-4363.
Print this REGISTRATION FORM for additional details.
Two Ways to Register and Pay:
1. BY MAIL:
Mail completed registration form and check payable to SPOOM Mid-Atlantic:
613 Green Valley Road
York, PA 17403
Complete the form below.
September 6-8, 2018
Host: Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike
Westminster, MD 21158
Different types of memberships are available. Our base membership provides: Twice a year newsletters, Milling information and seminars, Mill tours, Support for mill preservation and restoration.Read More