The Mill at Anselma to Celebrate Historic Water Wheel Restoration

The Mill at Anselma

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — On Saturday, July 13th, 2024, the Mill at Anselma will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. to mark the successful restoration of its historic water wheel. This significant event honors the dedicated donors and volunteers who contributed to the project, symbolizing a considerable achievement as the mill prepares for the upcoming America 250 celebrations.

The Mill at Anselma, originally established as the Lightfoot Mill by founder Samuel Lightfoot, initially featured a wooden water wheel. In 1906, Miller Allen Simmers modernized the mill with a metal wheel from the Fitz Water Wheel Company. Following an initial restoration from 2001 to 2002, this year’s refurbishment ensures the wheel’s continued operation for over two decades, reflecting the mill’s unwavering commitment to preserving its historical essence and operational integrity.

The public is invited to attend this commemorative event. It offers a unique chance to witness firsthand the mill’s restored water wheel and appreciate the concerted efforts of the community in maintaining this vital piece of local history. The celebration promises to be a memorable occasion, bringing together those passionate about heritage conservation and the significance of historical landmarks.

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