Hanford Mills Museum

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 - 3:10 pm
For the past few weeks, staffers at the Hanford Mills Museum have been getting ready for Saturday's annual Ice Harvest: clearing snow from the surface of the mill pond, measuring the ice layer, and preparing for the arrival of more than 1,000 visitors... Read more
By Hanford Mills Museum on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:40 am
The annual Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum on Saturday, February 4th offers adults and children a chance to take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, harvesting ice was an essential... Read more
By Hanford Mills Museum on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016 - 11:54 am
By Rebecca Andre on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:21 pm
Above: Lifting a block of ice with ice tongs at the 2015 Ice Harvest. Photo by Rebecca Andre of MGP&D. Before freezers and refrigerators, harvested ice from local ponds, lakes, and rivers was essential to preserve food through the warmer months. At... Read more
By Hanford Mills Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:26 pm
September 12 festival in East Meredith Antique tractors, Model A Fords, outboard motors, a 1956 Chevy Belair and a variety of gas and steam-powered engines will be featured at the 32nd Annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm
This Saturday, the Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith is launching a new festival, the Build-Fix-Grow Festival, to celebrate “the ingenuity and creativity of the past and the present." The festival offers an odd and appealing combination of museum... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:10 pm
Above: A video promoting the annual Ice Harvest Festival at the Hanford Mills Museum.   It's the deepest, coldest part of winter, which means that it's time to harvest ice. Ice harvesting, a lost rural tradition that once was the only way to stockpile ice... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:17 am
Lumberjacks will descend on East Meredith tomorrow to demonstrate cross-cut sawing, ax throwing, and horse-powered log hauling at the Woodsmen's Festival at the Hanford Mills Museum. The Woodsmen’s Club from the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology... Read more
By Hanford Mills Museum on Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 - 11:20 am
Hanford Mills Museum is offering  a historic cooking workshop using the Royal Bride wood-fired cook stove in the John Hanford Farmhouse. The "Cooking with the Royal Bride" workshop on  Saturday, October 18th will show you how to make relishes, chutneys,... Read more


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