The Society is partnering with the Newlin Grist Mill (NGM) and Ivy Mills to celebrate papermaking in Concord by opening the mills sites along the West Branch of the Chester Creek that made paper in the early years.
At NGM, Richard Aldorasi will be demonstrating historic papermaking techniques for their “History at Work” series, and they will also have artifacts from the Trimble House archeological excavations on display.
The Society will open the Polecat Road House, a two-family early mill-workers home that supported the Trimble Mill in the 18th century, and will have artifacts unearthed from the site. Please see “History Unlocked” January and February articles for more details on this historic building.
Ivy Mills will have the family homestead open and the ruins of the paper mill can be seen from the parking lot. This is where the paper for the first currency in our new country was made.
We will put up the Map of these three locations on this site by August 1 so visitors can plan their visit to one or all of the sites.
Please join us as we