LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA — This past Saturday, students from Immaculata University worked at the Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs cleaning the Red Barn Visitors Center and the miller’s home inside and outside. The windows are gleaming! They pressured washed the bridge and even did some pruning and gardening. This was after just moving into their dorms at school on Friday, so needless to say they started the day weary.
Dave Rollenhagen, the Miller, noted “we are extremely pleased these students began their lifelong service with our 275-year-old National Historic Landmark.”
They were a great group of young people under the guidance of Sister Rose Mulligan, IHM , and seemed to be happy offering their day of community service to the Mill. They also had the opportunity to take a tour which they seemed enthused about, asking many questions regarding the history of the Mill. We thank them so much and wish them all a successful year at school.
The Mill guide Walt Homan commented “it was an enthusiastic, motivated, cheerful and very pleasant to be with group of people who arrived from Immaculata. They all had an attitude of can-do, will-do and glad-to-do. They got a lot done, and the Mill has benefitted from their donated time.
Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, the Mill at Anselma is an extraordinary historic site demonstrating over 275 years of Chester County’s industrial history. The 22 acre property and surviving historical buildings demonstrate a heritage engineered to last. It is open to the public and hosts educational and entertaining events.
The Mill retains its original Colonial-Era mechanisms, as well as multiple layers of industrial equipment ranging from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s.
The Mill at Anselma is located in Chester Springs at 1730 Conestoga Road (Route 401). Trails are open from dawn to dusk and from April to December Saturday (10 a.m. to 4p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) for tours and demonstrations.
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