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Charlestown Historical Society


WED OCT 4, 2000 8:00 PM at the

We kick-off our fall season with a meeting on Wednesday, October 4 beginning at 8 pm at our usual location - Charlestown Playschool located on Charlestown Road across from the Revolutionary War Cemetery.
The program will feature a slide presentation of "The Mill at Anselma" (on Route 401 just west of Route 113). The mill was built in 1742 and for over 25 decades supplied stone-ground grains for all of Chester County and the greater Philadelphia area. It is one of the few mills than ran continuously from 1742 to well into the 20th century.
All the technological advancements in the milling industry are still present at this site and ready for restoration. A new group, The Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust, Inc was established to make the mill operational so all can see the progress of the industrial revolution over three centuries as it affected the milling industry.
In 1982, the Mill was acquired by the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

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