A grand day was had by all who accompanied the Studebaker engine to the Mystic Seaport Antique Vehicle Show in late September. Limited to vehicles predating 1930, this is quite a show. (https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/by-land-and-by-sea-antique-vehicle-show/).
Chamberlin Mill, Inc. President, Jean McClellan, beams over the Mill’s 1928 Studebaker engine on display at the Mystic Seaport Antique Vehicle Show. Nate Rosebrooks (center, behind engine) spearheaded the rebuilding of this engine with other Mystic Seaport volunteers.
The Studebaker engine made its debut at Celebrating Agriculture 16' this fall. The engine, attended by Nate Rosebrooks who guided its rebuilding, was included with other old farm vehicles outside the Woodstock Agricultural Society's Brunn Barn Museum. Meanwhile, other volunteers manned an information table in the Sheep Barn, an excellent opportunity to make new friends for the Mill, and to gather knowledge of local mill history. This free event is a delight for a family. To mark it on your calendar for next year, see http://www.celebratingagriculture.org/.
Nate Rosebrooks with Studebaker Engine at Celebrating Agriculture 16'
This October, The Last Green Valley's Walktober participants were treated to a glimpse of the Mill's old gears and saw carriage following their walk through the once-active neighborhood surrounding the site. Thanks for this to George French and Andy Quigley, who continue to keep a watchful eye on the site, and to other volunteers, old and new, who make this event possible. Since 2011 residents and visitors to the area have enjoyed October walks at the Mill, as part of the Last Green Valley's Walktober program, which has now increased to over 200 walks and events in our National Heritage Corridor.
In December, Myron Stachiw completed his archaeological report for excavations on the Mill's east side. Mill volunteers had an opportunity to learn from a pro about cleaning and cataloging cultural material, mostly from the 20th century. Thanks, Myron.