Summertime at the Mill

We have two big events coming up early next month.  Be sure to visit the Mill August 1 for Bruce Slawter’s presentation on his new children’s book “The Horse that Saved the Union.”  Then, on August 2 come out to Barrel Oak Winery to support the Mill during our wine tasting fundraiser

August 1
The Horse that Saved the Union: A Book Talk with Bruce SlawterSlawter Book Talk - Chapman's Mill (1) copy

Come join us for a special talk about the creation of a new nonfiction book on the Civil War for students, parents, and teachers.

Discover a compelling story, known by children of the 19th Century but forgotten for 100 years, about two misfits – a diminutive cavalry officer and his unruly steed – who were given second chances and reversed the course of history.

Local “history buff” Bruce D. Slawter takes you back to the dismal days of the Civil War, just prior to President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election in 1864, to uncover a little-known saga of courage, character, and ultimate triumph.

After the talk, take a tour of the Mill with Executive Director, Frances Allshouse.

Donations Appreciated!

August 2
Fundraiser at Barrel Oak Winery

Join us for our first wine tasting fundraiser at Barrel Oak Winery!  Tickets are available at $25 per person.  Your ticket price includes a wine tasting plus a donation to support the historic Chapman – Beverley Mill.  Enjoy acoustic folk music by Emily Rose, beautiful scenery and learn more about the Mill and our plans for its interpretation! Barbecue and wood fired pizza will also be available for purchase.

For more information contact Frances Allshouse at or 540-253-5888.

Purchase your ticket today!

Next week – Part Three: The Impact of the Civil War on John Chapman


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