Old Stone Mill, Delta, Ontario
The First Grind
On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site in Delta celebrated a milestone accomplishment; the first stone grinding of grain into flour in 100 years. The working mill stones were installed in the spring of 2010 (in time for the 200th anniversary celebrations of the mill in June - see the photos for that event). At that time, the retired miller from Upper Canada Village, Roland Thetraut, was invited to come to the mill and demonstrate how the millstones worked. We invited Roland back again for Thanksgiving, to actually use the millstones to grind grain into flour.
This momentous event has absolutely fulfilled the goal of The Delta Mill Society to have the mill "operational" by 2010. And we have the stone ground flour to prove it!
Congratulations to The Delta Mill Society, our many volunteers, and to our very hard working and dedicated staff; Curator Paul George and Assistant Curator Natalie Wood. Job well done!
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