HARRISON — Scribner’s Mill will hold its 18th annual turn-of-the-century homestead and sawmill celebration – featuring demonstrations, exhibits, house tours, children’s activities and food – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2.

As you approach Scribner’s Mill, you will hear the hum of old machinery turning out barrel parts, shingles and planed boards. Timber framers will be on site working on the frame for the mill’s flume. In the mill, visitors will watch dry barrel parts being manufactured as well as have the opportunity to help assemble their own barrel. Shingle making will be demonstrated in the long shed. This year the blacksmith will reconstruct the hearth that was in the original 1846 blacksmith shop. There will also be horseshoeing demonstrations on Saturday and oxen demonstrations on Sunday.

Across the street from the mill, exhibitors will crank up their antique engines, tractors, trucks and autos. Tours of the homestead will be offered on the hour and half hour. In the barn and wood shed there will be a display of old tools, pictures and post cards as well as demonstrations of spinning, weaving, basketry, broom making, tatting, jewelry making, rug hooking and wood carving.

Children can participate in workshops from 10:30 a.m. until noon and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. both days. At 2:30 p.m., the young at heart will be able to turn the crank to make homemade ice cream; free samples will be offered. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for lunch.

The Highland String Trio will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

A pig roast and baked bean supper will be served at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets will be sold at the sales booth, $8.50 for adults, $5 for children.


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