All are invited to enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth at the Hanford Mills Museum Independence Day Celebration. In addition to demonstrations of the waterwheel, sawmill and vintage woodworking machines, the Museum will be running the boiler and steam power engine. The John Hanford Farmhouse, which recreates home life in the 1920s will also be open to tour.
The Hanford Collection is the work of Horace D. Hanford and his son, James Ralph Hanford, taken from the early 1890s to the early 1920s. The Collection represents the themes of people and family, life and work, and change over time.
Every winter East Meredith celebrates it's history by harvesting ice from the mill pond. Hanford Mills Museum staff show visitors how it was done 100 years ago, and that it's still fun, fun fun! The event is a hands on experience for young and old alike.