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Old Stone Mill NHS - The Delta Mill Society

The Delta Mill Society - logo design by Dan Moran
The Delta Mill Society

The Delta Mill Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We are self-funded, relying on memberships, donations, sales from our gift shop, and proceeds from various fundraising activities. We also solicit government grants to help with specific projects (i.e. our large restoration project).


Our Vision

Instilling a passion for our heritage


Our Mission

It is the mission of the Delta Mill Society to preserve and present the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site for the education and enjoyment of the community and the visiting public. To accomplish this mission, we collect artifacts and documents related to the Mill's development and we research and interpret its history, design, and evolution as it pertains to the early development of Eastern Ontario.



The roots of the society date back to 1963 when the last individual owner of the mill, Hastings Steele, deeded the mill, for the sum of $1.00, to four trustees; Albert Frye, Elizabeth Robinson, Mildred Sweet and Robert Tuck. These trustees in turn became the original founders of The Delta Mill Society. In 1972 the Society was incorporated as a Non-profit Corporation in the Province of Ontario.

The society is very active, interpreting the mill in the summer months, participating in several local events, and in recent years, embarking on a huge mill restoration project.

New members are always welcome. Membership is open to all for $20.00 per year.
See the Membership Page.

See our Thanks Page for information about the people who have helped us get to where we are today.




Why We Do It

Our volunteers have a passion for Canadian heritage and as stated in our Vision we wish to instill that passion for heritage in all we meet. Why should we care about our heritage? Sheila Fraser, when she was the Auditor General for Canada, said it best when talking about the preservation of National Historic Site heritage buildings.
These places recall the lives and history of the men and women who built this country, and they foster awareness of how Canadian society evolved. They help us to better understand the present and prepare for the future. They contribute in important ways to Canadians' sense of belonging to their community. When important parts of Canada's built heritage are lost, future generations of Canadians are deprived of access to key moments of their shared history.
This is why the volunteers of the Delta Mill Society work very hard to preserve and present the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site for the education and enjoyment of the community and the visiting public.


photo by: Ken Watson

The Delta Mill Society   The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org
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