Opening for the Season May 23, 2013
May 31st 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Board of the Water Mill Museum invites the public to the Mill Season Opening Reception and Historical Reading.
Board member Sally Huns, from Cambridge England wll read material from the archives of this museum.
Also open: Art gallery, gift shop and museum exhibitions.
Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free; donations are welcome.
Check in on our website for updates on the 2013 season's events.
Members' Art Show
June 20th through July 8th
Brunch Reception Sunday June 23rd
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pre-registeration due by June 8th.
See Prospectus for details.
The Water Mill
In colonial America, mills powered by water or wind were the most advanced form of power. They were used to grind grain, saw wood, full cloth, tan hides, weave fabric and make paper. Water mills or windmills appeared in every colonial settlement.
The story of this water mill begins in 1640 when a group of English colonists came to Southampton.
The mill was built in 1644 and has been used for many purposes throughout its history.
In 1968 a project to restore the mill as a museum began and this historic grist mill was grinding grain once again for the 1976 bicentennial.
Today the Mill and Museum is owned and operated by the Water Mill Museum Inc., a non-profit organization.
For more history of this water mill...
The mission of the Water Mill Museum is to preserve its historic water-powered grist mill, the other buildings at its site, its museum collection and inform the public about the history of the mill, the hamlet of Water Mill and the hamlet's cultural and natural heritage.
The museum's collection will contain items that best depict the many past uses of the water mill building, the agricultural base of the hamlet's first 300 years and the commercial, cultural and social development of the hamlet of Water Mill from 1644 to the present.
Annual Quilt Show and Sale
The Museum will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of our quilt show this year.
The show will be held August 16th through September 15th.
A beautiful wedding ring quilt in shades of rose and wine is this year's raffle quilt. A small star in the center of the wedding ring makes this queen sized quilt very attractive.
2013 Raffle Quilt
Download a copy of the 2013
Vintage Penny Postcards of Water Mill
This year's seasonal exhibit on the first floor of the museum features authentic old postcards with old views of Water Mill. These penny postcards range in dates from 1907 to 1955 and give a visual view of what Water Mill looked like many deacdes ago. This exhibit is made possible by membership donations.
Children's Hands-on Milling
Mondays June 3 through August 12
September 16 & 23