Historic Mill Seeks Funds and Unveils New Ways to Donate


Below you’ll find the most recent press release from the Mill  TTMAC is hoping to raise $10,000 by the end of the year and there are several great ways to help out!  Donors can now make a donation, adopt a stone and purchase Mill merchandise all in one spot!  Plus get a sneak preview of the east wall Adopt a Stone program which will begin in Spring 2017.

Broad Run, VA (November 12, 2016) — The Historic Chapman – Beverley Mill seeks $10,000 in end of year contributions through stone adoption program and online gift shop.

If you’ve ever traveled I-66 between The Plains and Gainesville, you may have noticed a large stone structure, now a ruin, standing at the base of the Bull Run Mountains in Thoroughfare Gap.

The building, known as the Chapman – Beverley Mill was built in 1742 and it ground grain and plaster for the surrounding community until the late 1940’s. Recognized as the tallest stacked stone structure in the U. S., the Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register and many others.

When it was gutted by arson in 1998, Turn the Mill Around Campaign, a non-profit 501c3 organization, stepped in to preserve the historic Mill. Since then, TTMAC has successfully stabilized the Mill ruins, opened the site to weekend tourists and, most recently, begun work on a bus turnaround and handicap accessible parking area that will open the site to many new visitors.

But as 2016 comes to a close, the organization needs help to continue its mission to preserve, promote and share the Mill and its history. TTMAC hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of the year to benefit the Mill.

“There are lots of new and exciting ways to support the Mill,” said executive director Frances Allshouse. “We’ve streamlined our online shop so that sponsors can now make a donation, purchase Mill merchandise and even adopt a stone from the Mill’s southern wall all in one place.”

The Mill’s store offers tee shirts, tote bags, wine glasses art and even stone coasters and magnets crafted from cores taken from the structure’s walls during its 2006 stabilization.

“We’re especially excited to introduce our new ‘Adopt a Stone’ web page which will make online stone adoptions simpler than ever before. Plus there’s now a way to contribute toward stones that have been set aside to commemorate people or events that are significant to the history of the Mill.”

For more information or to donate, visit chapmansmill.org or email Ms. Allshouse at chapmanmill@gmail.com.

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