Join us to celebrate the 125th anniversary since the NHA purchased the Old Mill in 1897!
This program will showcase the Old Mill, one of Nantucket’s iconic landmark sites.
- Attendees can participate in activities exploring the history and operation of the mill, including demonstrations and an artifact table.
- Crafts featuring the mill and utilizing corn byproducts will also be offered.
- Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will be joining us in this celebration to share several native traditions around harvest.
- Locally owned Snick Snack truck will sell concessions, offering special cornmeal-based nibbles for the program.
Built in 1746, the Old Mill was sold twice before it appeared on the auction block in 1897, when the NHA purchased the property for $885. Believed to be the oldest American windmill in continuous operation, the Old Mill was designated an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1992. Learn more