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Exhibits at the Mill

Cutaway View of the Old Stone Mill
Cutaway view showing how the Old Stone Mill would have operated in the early 1800s.
The prime artifact of the Delta Mill Society is the Mill itself, an imposing Georgian-style stone structure of four stories, 30 by 50 feet (9m x 15m). This National Historic Site of Canada is a proud reminder of the industrial heritage of Eastern Ontario. In 2005 the newly renovated mill was enhanced with beautiful interpretive signboards and displays, in 2007 a water-wheel was installed and in 2010, working millstones and a bolter were put in place. A feature exhibit, Down by the Old Millstream, Celebrating Life on the Beverley Lakes can be found on the third floor of the mill.

Admission is free, the mill is open from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day. One of our summer students or volunteer interpreters will give you a free guided tour of the mill, or you can simply walk through the mill yourself, the many interpretive panels explain the history of the mill and the milling process.

When you first enter the mill, you'll see and hear the rushing water that first powered a water wheel and later a turbine to operate the various machinery of the mill. Much of this machinery is on display, starting with equipment such as millstones used the early 1800s era and moving up to machinery used in the early 1900s.

Main Floor Display Beautifully illustrated interpretive displays are housed in the historic ambiance of the Old Stone Mill.

The displays and the stunning architecture of the mill itself make a visit to the mill an unforgettable experience.
An interactive display allows kids of all ages to see how grain is moved by elevator and auger. Interactive Display
Working millstones grind grain into flour on special occasions working millstones
Water Wheel A full size water wheel shows how the mill was powered in the early 1800s.

The third floor features an extensive exhibit titled "Down by the Old Millstream - Celebrating Life on the Beverley Lakes" Third Floor Exhibit

Art Shaw blacksmithing - photo by: Ken W. Watson During special events industrial heritage demonstrations are held.

In the photo on the left, Art Shaw (former Delta Mill Society President) shows his blacksmithing skills.

In the photo on the right a corn sheller is demonstrated.
Corn Display - photo by: Ken W. Watson

Wheel Barrow Kid

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