HARRISON — The Historic Scribner’s Saw Mill and Homestead will be open this Saturday, Sept. 7 for the last time this season from 1 – 4 p.m. Come early enough to be able to enjoy the tour of the mill where you learn about the “Sash” saw used to cut lumber, how to put together a barrel, watch the shingle mill slicing off shingles in the long shed, the blacksmith operating the forge in the blacksmith shop, and tour the Homestead.  The barn, chicken, & ice houses are also open for self-guided tours.

Scheduled in September, Scribner’s Mill Preservation, Inc. will be offering a two-day Timber Framing Workshop under the direction of Ed Somers.  Participants will learn how to make precision cuts to frame a 40 x 14 Exhibit Shed at the Mill and assist in the raising of the frame when completed.

The week following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to assist in constructing the frame as their time permits.  This workshop is limited to 5 participants.  Senior high school students are encouraged to enroll if interested in woodworking and learning an early construction trade.  For more information and to register call 583-6455.

Scribner’s Mill Preservation will be following the CDC guidelines as they change.  We ask that those who have not been vaccinated to follow suit and wear a mask.

Scribner’s Mill is found south of Bolsters Mills on Jesse Mill Rd. crossing over the Crooked River Bridge into the Town of Harrison, the mill is on the left.  From Routes 35 or 117, follow the Maine State Directional signs found at Carsley or Maple Ridge Roads respectively.  For those following their GPS from Rte. 121, continue on Bolsters Mills Rd. to Jesse Mill Rd. instead of turning onto the Tamworth Rd.

A $5 donation for each adult is requested.  Check our website, scribnersmill.org, for more information about the mill.

Assembling the floor joists into the sills for the Exhibit Shed


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