Annual Member Excursion – 2023

On Saturday, 10 June 2023, all current Society members were invited to join us for our Annual Member Excursion, which this year took us to The Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs.

Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, the Mill at Anselma is an extraordinary historic site demonstrating over 250 years of Chester County's industrial history. The 22-acre property and surviving historical buildings demonstrate a heritage engineered to last. The Mill retains its original Colonial-Era power train, as well as multiple layers of industrial equipment ranging from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s. A National Historic Landmark since 2005; an operational Mill before the United States of America; an independent, non-profit historic site today.

The workings of the Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs are a valuable window into how a colonial era grist mill was built and functioned. We were be able to see the Mill's water wheel in operation during our tour, as well as learning about the history and context of farming, milling, and shipping Pennsylvania flour around the world.

The staff of the Mill provided us with a guided tour, after which we enjoyed some light refreshments and an opportunity to converse. As with other recent excursions, we were open to being joined by members of the King of Prussia Historical Society.

Important — RSVP

To assist us with planning for the event, we asked that participants let us know that they were planning to attend.

The Society covered admission fees for all pre-registered members. Others were advised to expect to pay the regular admission fee ($10 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 62 and over) and youth (age 4–14).

Our tour started at 1 PM. Appropriate health and saftey precautions were expected.

1:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, 10 June 2023

1730 Conestoga Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425

The entrance is just west of Rt. 113 on Rt. 401. Directions from your location may be obtained from the LOCATION section at the bottom of the Mill at Anselma website


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