To protect and preserve the architectural integrity, history, natural beauty and serenity of the Motor Mill site and its surroundings and to develop appropriate uses and interpretation as a regional treasure for the benefit of future generations.
Saturday September 13
4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Motor Mill co-founder James O. Crosby (aka David Beck of Elkader) will make a guest appearance at Motor Mill. Beck, who is well known for his performances with Elkader’s Opera House Players, will portray Crosby, giving a brief history of Motor Mill. Crosby was one of three partners who built the Mill and the nearby community in the late 1860s.
The open house also will include tours of the Mill and other buildings, where volunteers will answer questions and interpret the historic site. Join the scavenger hunt to locate unique features of the Motor townsite.
Hikers also may explore the Grau Memorial Savanna on the bluff north of the Mill. The Clayton County Conservation Board is working to re-establish prairie plants among scattered oaks that characterized the site when the Mill was built.
The activities will conclude with an ice cream social featuring soft-serve ice cream and bars. Free will donations are appreciated.
Larry Stone, secretary of the Motor Mill Foundation, will give the program, “Motor Mill: Stories in Stone,” at the Murphy Library in Monona at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4. The public is invited.
The June issue of Secure & Prepared is now available at: www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/news_room/newsletters.html.
Marlys Svendsen and Larry Stone presented Motor Mill History at the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) on April 10. Watch the video.
Rain or Shine tomorrow’s, May 4th Motor Mill Gala will go on! Dress for the weather and plan to enjoy yourself at this Clayton County treasure!
Motor Mill Foundation just released an updated brochure.