Street Address
15 Tannery Lane
Boyce, VA 22646
Mailing Address
CCHA
PO Box 306
Berryville, VA 22611
phone: 540-955-2600
e-mail: director@clarkehistory.org
web: www.clarkehistory.org
Hours
May-November
We grind on Saturdays.
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
The Mill is closed after Thanksgiving through April. During that time, please direct inquiries to the administration office at (540) 955-2600 or email ccha@visuallink.com
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Jennifer Lee, Executive Director
Mary T. Morris, Archivist

Description

Visitors marvel as the water rushes through the mill, turning the unusual interior waterwheel, just as it did in the eighteenth century. The wheel generates power to the massive wooden gears that rotate the two-ton French buhr wheels which, controlled by the miller, grind the corn into meal. Volunteers bag the meal as it floats down the wooden chute, and it is sold in the museum shop.

Restoration of the Mill is now complete. Saturdays and most major holidays are Grinding Days. (Call to check on holidays.) Our lovely Mill meadow is also available for rental for weddings, family reunions, company picnics, etc. at reasonable rates. Visitors may enjoy the picnic tables in the mill-race meadow any time; public restrooms are available when the mill is open.

The Burwell-Morgan Mill, established in 1785, is the oldest operable merchant mill in the Shenandoah Valley. In the mid-nineteenth century the mill operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, processing more than sixty thousand bushels of wheat per year. The community of Millwood grew around this commercial center as related businesses were established, and by way of the seaports at Alexandria and Baltimore, mill products were shipped abroad.

History

Built by Nathaniel Burwell of Carter's Grove in 1785 and managed by Gen. Daniel Morgan, this mill ground & exported flour and corn meal until the 1940s. Fully restored, we grind on Saturdays.

Educational Programs

Art at the Mill has grown into one of the premier shows -- for artists and art-lovers -- in the mid-Atlantic region. 2007 marked our most successful year yet. Between the spring and fall shows, over 400 artists participated and nearly 750 pieces of art were sold, with 24% of sales benefiting the Clarke County Historical Association and 2% going to a scholarship fund that helps send a local student studying the fine arts to college. 74% of the sales price is retained by the artist. Many thanks to our artists, patrons, and volunteers who make this mighty endeavor possible.

  • To add your name to our mailing list, please e-mail ccha@visuallink.com and indicate if you are an artist or a patron. (which will determine what list you are added to).

Publications

Our newsletter archive is full of interesting information about the activities of the Clarke County Historical Association. Here's where you can find the latest information about the Mill, the Museum and Archives, the Art Show, and exciting opportunities for you to volunteer!

  • A variety of Publications are available and detailed on our website.

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Special Event Rental