Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ACO North Waterloo Branch - Down by the Old Mill Stream


A look at the Heritage Mills in the Grand River Watershed

A visual presentation by Warren Stauch

Wednesday evening March 23, 2011

Doors opening 7 pm

Presentation at 7:30 pm

Location: St. Jacob's Visitor's Centre

The location of this event will be announced in the next Branch Newsletter.

Warren loves local history and heritage, which is evident by his many speaking engagements and his popular shunpiking tours. Also, he has a great fondness for mill, and was commissioned by the Grand River Conservation Authority to undertake an inventory of mills in the Grand driver Watershed. He claims (and rightly so) that mills were the first major industrial component of a community and discovered that 10 mills are currently open to the public (can you think of 5?); 23 are privately owned, and 9 are preserved as ruins.

Every member is invited to hear Warren speak about these important heritage sites.

And please bring a friend.

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