At the August 2010 SPOOM Mid-Atlantic meeting at Aberdeen Mills, the Chapter Board passed a resolution designating Sunday August 28, 2011, as the “Mid-Atlantic Regional Milling Day”. The resolution proposes that all the mid-Atlantic public mills participate in a coordinated celebration of the history of flour milling and its importance to the growth of early America. This industry not only provided food for Americans but through its world-leading exports added to the capital for America’s industrial growth. The purpose of this designated day is to expand recognition through special educational programs at our mills.
The celebration was moved to June in 2013 with suggestions to (1) plan events on two successive days, (2) customize the format to suit each particular mill site, and (3) partner with other local mills for joint publicity. Participating mills reported that even when publicity did not greatly increase attendance, it did attract more focused visitors. For 2014, June was designated as Mid-Atlantic Milling Month so host sites can select their own date to celebrate while focusing on milling in general rather than just Oliver Evans.
Mills are encouraged to to celebrate our milling heritage by planning annual celebrations at their respective sites sometime during the month of June. Print-ready blurbs announcing individual events may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for email distribution to our website subscribers and posting at www.spoommidatlantic.org.
Check under the Resource tab for information about the Rudolf Hershey Flour Bag Collection which is available for loan to mills, museums, historical societies and similar organizations.Read More
Our Fall 2022 Newsletter with photos and details of our Fall meeting in the Waynesboro and Greecastle area of PA and other articles of interest to our mill enthusiasts is now available. Special thanks to Susan Langley and Dan Campbell for their outstanding efforts as editor and chief contributors to this informative and colorful newsletter!