Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bear’s Mill Celebrates Spring and National Historic Preservation Month

To kick off National Historic Preservation Month, The Friends of Bear’s Mill, Inc. will be hosting their annual Spring Open House on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Mill Store is well-stocked for the spring season with a wide selection of home décor, kitchen accessories, gourmet products and women’s jewelry and accessories. Shoppers will enjoy special discounts from a grab bag of offerings and a special sales table on the second floor.

In the Mill Gallery will be a special art exhibition in celebration of Historic Preservation Month and a collaborative event between Bear’s Mill and Staley Mill Farm & Indian Creek Distillery. Watercolor paintings of the historic Staley Mill Farm by the late Roger Haas – on loan from Missy Duer, will accompany soda fired clay works by four local potters: Julie Clark, Dionne Fleming, Rita Wiley and Loretta Wray. The art of the whiskey vessel includes works of both historical and modern interpretations of whiskey flasks, jugs, and bottles, decanters, shot glasses, whiskey cups and flights. This exhibit will remain on display during normal business hours through Sunday, May 26th.

“New and exciting products are coming in daily in time for Mother’s Day and other gift-giving occasions” stated Julie Clark, retail manager. “We invite the public and visitors to come out and take a walk on the beautiful grounds and a self-guided tour through the historic mill. Enjoy the nature and history that surrounds this special place.”

The Friends of Bear’s Mill, Inc. keep the Mill open to the public through individual and corporate donations, grants, an educational tour program, Mill Store & Gallery sales and several special events that generate interest in and visitation to the historic site.

Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road about five miles east of Greenville. For more information, contact Bear’s Mill at 937.548.5112 or on the web at

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