Save the mill, underwater treasures from Adam’s Grist Mill

Grist Mill
Annette Spaulding and Gordon Crandall. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join us at the Bellows Falls Opera House, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 5-7:30 p.m. for a gala evening to save the Adams Grist Mill roof. Tickets will be available at the door, the Marina Restaurant in Brattleboro, Village Square Booksellers, and Village Blooms Florist in Walpole, N.H.

Imagine a gala evening of anthropology, archaeology, ichthyology, and geology, wrapped in artifacts and ancient knowledge, local facts, augmented by a silent auction of unique items generously donated – including a signed print of the Adams Grist Mill by local artist Charlie Hunter, a signed copy of Ken Burns’ “Country Music,” collectable Belmont Drive-In posters, and more. Also enter a 50/50 cash raffle and enjoy delicious food and a cash bar for wine and beer.

From 5-6:30 p.m., there will be a light fare courtesy of Grafton Cheese, Brent Lisai, and Orchard Hill Breads. Josh Hearne from Magic Mountain will be serving at the bar. Gordon Crandall will display rare items from his Native American artifact collection.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gail Golec, forensic anthropologist, will speak on the glacial, geological, and human history of the area followed by Annette Spaulding sharing video footage revealing three recent important discoveries in the Connecticut River.

Who would sponsor such a dramatic and interesting event – an evening of history “ologies?” Why the Bellows Falls Historical Society, of course! It’s an evening not to be missed, and all to raise funds for crucially needed roof repairs on the historic and irreplaceable 1830 Frank Adams Grist Mill Museum in Bellows Falls.

Donations to help repair the mill can also be made at

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