Old Stone Mill, Delta, Ontario

Thanksgiving at the Old Stone Mill


Every year the mill is open at Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving - early October) with a lovely fall display. This opening coincides with the peak fall colours in this area, so just the drive the to mill at this time is a wonderful experience.

Thanksgiving at the mill features lovely decorations, exhibits at both the Old Stone Mill and the Museum of Industrial Technology, a silent auction, and several on-site live demonstrations of early technology. This includes blacksmithing, which in 2008 featured both our elder blacksmith Art Shaw and our young blackmith, Paul Robertson. Inside the mill, John Emerton was on hand to demonstrate rope making and we had Maple the Cow at the Museum of Industrial technology. Volunteers such as Mary Freiday and Anna Greenhorn were on hand to greet visitors. Our curator, Paul George and assistant curator Natalie Wood were also on hand, making sure all the exhibits were up to par.


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Thanksgiving at the Old Stone Mill


Indian Corn decorates the Old Stone Mill


Indian Corn decorates the Old Stone Mill


Silent auction display at the Old Stone Mill


Silent auction display at the Old Stone Mill


Silent auction display at the Old Stone Mill


The Blacksmith Shop at the Old Stone Mill


Our elder blacksmith, Art Shaw, chats while our young blacksmith, Paul Robertson does all the work.


Blacksmith Paul Robertson


Blacksmith Paul Robertson demonstrates his trade


Blacksmith Paul Robertson works on a decorative hook.


Blacksmith Paul Robertson works on a decorative hook.


John Emerton demonstrates his expert rope making technique


John Emerton demonstrates his expert rope making technique


John Emerton demonstrates his expert rope making technique


John Emerton demonstrates his expert rope making technique


Spinning Water Wheel at the Old Stone Mill


Gift Shop at the Old Stone Mill


Peggy Fry (left) and Mary Freiday (right) enjoy the outdoor BBQ


Heron and the Old Stone Mill


Heron and the Old Stone Mill


Heron and the Old Stone Mill


Maple the Cow at the Museum of Industrial Technology


Maple the Cow at the Museum of Industrial Technology


Our assistant curator, Natalie Wood, shows her expertise at milking Maple the Cow


Little Aliyah tries her hand at milking Maple the Cow


Our Curator, Paul George, and Maple the Cow


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