Ever heard of #GivingTuesday? Since it was founded in 2012, it has been growing in popularity with more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries celebrating it in 2014 alone. So what’s it all about?
Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Its purpose is to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
This will be the first year that the Mill has participated and we need your help. #GivingTuesday will kick off TTMAC’s end of year fundraising campaign. One of the goals of the campaign is to raise $1,000 to fund the purchase and installation of security cameras at the Mill property. In recent months, there has been a rash of destructive behavior at the Mill resulting in some interior stones being displaced and the removal of protective lead sheeting. Unfortunately, without surveillance, it is impossible to know who has been damaging the site. Cameras will enable TTMAC to better collaborate with local police and to deter additional vandalism.
Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to participate in #GivingTuesday because this year it’s easier than ever to donate. In addition to traditional donations by mail or via our website, you can now make a donation through Facebook and twitter. Simply reply #donate + any $ amount (ex:#donate$10) to any post. You’ll receive a one time link to register with GoodWorld and that’s it! Every other time you #donate it will be automatic. No other registration required!
So, help us reach our $1,000 goal to provide security cameras to protect the Mill. Join us online during #GivingTuesday or #donate anytime.
Thank you for your support!
Stocking Stuffer Saturday is coming up on November 28. Will you be there? Join us at the Mill to pick out the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones! Take a look at some of the great items we’ll have for sale!
And don’t forget to visit Warrenton’s Framecraft this Saturday, November 14 for the P. Buckley Moss Print Signing featuring Ms. Moss’ new painting of the Chapman – Beverley Mill.
Over the next couple months there will be plenty of ways to support the Mill. We hope to see you at some of these fun upcoming events!
P. Buckley Moss Print Signing
10AM – 4PM
In September, P. Buckley Moss, a renowned Virginia-based artist who takes her inspiration largely from images of the Shenandoah Valley, announced the completion of three new works depicting historic places throughout Fauquier County. The three sites Ms. Moss selected are the Warrenton Rail Depot, the Waterloo Bridge and the Chapman – Beverley Mill.
On November 14, the artist will hold a print signing of her newly-released pieces. The signing will take place at Framecraft (64 Main St. Warrenton, VA). Prints will be available at $55 each and there will be a raffle to win a beautifully framed print of the Mill. All raffle proceeds will benefit the continued conservation and interpretation of the historic Mill site!
Stocking Stuffer Saturday
11AM – 3PM
Join us at the Mill Saturday, November 28 to pick out the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones! We’ll have a wide variety of merchandise for you to peruse including tee shirts, hoodies, hats, tea towels, aprons, mill stone magnets and more. And while you’re on site, don’t forget to pick out one of the Mill’s many stones to adopt!
Chapman’s Mill and the Secrets of Thoroughfare Gap
4 – 6PM
Join us at Turn the Mill Around Campaign’s office (4250 Loudoun Ave. The Plains, VA) for a fun afternoon of wine and light refreshments as we celebrate the completion of the cataloging phase of the Mill’s archaeological shovel test pit survey. Get a sneak preview of some of our favorite finds! Archaeology team leader, Mike Johnson, will be on hand to discuss the progress that has been made, the prehistoric items discovered and what the future holds for the program. Mr. Johnson will also demonstrate some of the stone knapping techniques early Virginia Indians used to create tools and weapons!
New Painting by P. Buckley Moss
When we were asked several months ago to submit an image for P. Buckley Moss (a renowned Virginia-based artist who takes her inspiration largely from images of the Shenandoah Valley) to consider for her next painting, we were thrilled at the prospect. Now, we couldn’t be happier to announce that not only has Ms. Moss selected the Chapman – Beverley Mill, she has completed her painting and will host a print signing November 14 in downtown Warrenton!
Ms. Moss’ painting of the Mill is one of three new works depicting historic places throughout Fauquier County. The other two sites are the Warrenton Rail Depot and the Waterloo Bridge.
The print signing will take place at Framecraft (64 Main St. Warrenton, VA) from 10am until 4pm. Prints will be available at $55 each and there will be a raffle to win a beautifully framed print of the Mill. All raffle proceeds will benefit the continued conservation and interpretation of the historic Mill site.
So, mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14. We hope to see you there!
Last May the National Trust for Historic Preservation posted a piece about their “This Place Matters” campaign. In honor of archaeology month, coming October 2015, we’re pleased to announce that TTMAC will be participating in the campaign! Visit our table at the Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day celebration this Saturday, September 26, pick up one of our ‘This Place Matters’ flyers, then snap a photo at the Mill featuring the flyer and post it to your favorite social media platform. It’s that simple! Help us show the world that the Mill matters!
September 14 – 25
Click for a Cause
Help us win $12,000 through WTOP’s Click for a Cause Contest. Visit http://wtop.com/contests/click-for-a-cause-voting/?char=c and vote for the Chapman – Beverley Mill .
For more information contact Frances Allshouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-253-5888.
Warrenton – Fauquier Heritage Day
Old Town Warrenton, 11am – 4pm
Courthouse Square and Main Street
Visitor’s Center/ Mosby House property, 33 N. Calhoun St.. Old Town Warrenton
See learn about the Mill and its history, see some of its archaeological artifacts, and find out how you can help preserve it!
Program of Events:
– Historian Promenade
– Living History
– Old Jail Museum open and courtyard activities
– Speaker’s Program: Disunion and Reunion
– Free Camp Dance called by Tom and Lesley Mack with music played by Marshall and Company
– Town Tours
– Bivouac Area
– Field Hospital
– Children’s Corner and history related activities
– Free event! Rain or Shine!
Supported by the Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County.
Event registration can be downloaded at http://www.mosbysplayers.com.
For information call Paula Johnson at 540.341.7019 or email email@example.com or http://www.mosbysplayers.com.
October 23 – 24
7 – 9PM
Visit the historic Chapman – Beverley Mill during the Bull Run Mountain Conservancy’s annual Halloween Safari! The Mill will be open with some fun Fall decorations! Read more about the Safari below.
BRMC wants to take you on an hour-long, night-time hike through the Bull Run Mountains! A guide will lead you along the trail where you will meet native “wildlife” that perform natural history skits. There is a new cast of animals each year, so don’t miss it! Join us for face painting, Halloween snacks, hot cider, a bonfire, and live music. Bring a flashlight, wear good hiking shoes, and remember that it can get cold on the Mountain.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $7/ Non-members: $10.
A Sunny Summer Day at the Mill
Just because the Mill will soon be temporarily closed for improvements that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything to do there this summer. Take a look at what we have planned!
Join us June 22 and July 27 at 11am to explore the Mill site with our Executive Director, Frances Allshouse. Frances will lead participants around the grounds explaining the history of significant areas and structures on the site. $5 per participant.
Adopt a Stone
Did you miss our Adopt a Stone Campaign kickoff last month? Here’s another chance to pick a stone! Visit Sunday, June 28 between 10am and 5pm to choose and adopt one (or more) of the over 3,000 stones that make up the Mill’s southernmost wall. Adoption prices start at just $25 per stone. Interested in adopting more than one stone? Be sure to ask about families of stones!
Want to lend a hand at the Mill? We’re looking to organize a small crew to remove the vegetation growing in the stone fence on site. The clean-up session planned for June 28 10am to Noon. Contact Frances Allshouse (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Beginning this July we’ll be taking reservations for 2016 photo sessions at the Mill. Four hour sessions will be available for a donation of $50. All-day sessions will also be available. Stay tuned for details!
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
On August 2, join us at Barrel Oak Winery for our first wine tasting fundraiser. Tickets will be available in advance at $25 per person.
We hope to see you at the Mill soon!