Upcoming Fall Events

AN AFTERNOON OF ART AND MUSIC AT THE OLD SCHWAMB MILL

Saturday October 23, 1-2:30 pm  

Enjoy recently installed sculpture in Mill Pond Park.Meet the sculptors: Cassie Doyon, Mara Murakaski, R. Douglas Rice, Dan Rocha, Memy Ish Shalom, and learn about the New England Sculpture Association (NESA) which has made the outdoor sculpture exhibit in front of the Mill possible. Please join us for a reception at 2 pm.

The installation of six juried pieces that are available for purchase can be enjoyed through November.

And from 2:30-4 pm, enjoy the Renaissance/Blue Grass music of Foggy Mountain Consort http://foggymountainconsort.com.

Foggy Mountain Consort

LAST CHANCE! CLOSING RECEPTION FOR THE ART EXHIBIT: THREE VIEWS OF A SECRET

Saturday November 6, 2:30-4 pm

Paintings and Watercolors by Gwen Chasan and Dan Cianfarini of Arlington and Sculpture by Bill Cohn of Lexington.

Sculpture by Bill Cohn

FIFTH ANNUAL OLD SCHWAMB MILL CRAFTS SHOW AND SALE.

Saturday November 20, 11 am to 5 pm

Why not gets a head start on your holiday shopping?!  Crafts include artisanal soap, jewelry, wooden objects, pottery, textiles and much more!

Admission to all Fall Events: Suggested Donation: $5.00. Face Masks are required at all indoor events.

Support the Old Schwamb Mill

For the Old Schwamb Mill and its many supporters, the years 2020-21 have been a year like no other. Despite the pandemic – as our Works in Progress bulletin illustrates – the directors and staff have found plenty of ways to further the Mill’s mission, through research, writing and repair of the Mill’s public-facing spaces indoors and outdoors. Through our monthly blog series, filmed tours, and live virtual events on Zoom and ACMi, we’ve done our best to keep up communication with the Mill’s audience, locally and across the country.

If our efforts have made a difference, we hope you will join us with your financial support. Even a modest gift makes the Mill’s maintenance and day-to-day work easier now and in the coming year.

The Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, Massachusetts, is located on the oldest continuously operating mill site in the United States. Mills have been located on the main building site since the late 1600s. In 1971, the Old Schwamb Mill was listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.


Our wood turner David W. Graf creating a frame.

In 1864, Charles Schwamb purchased a rebuilt, two-and-a-half story wood frame industrial building that had been built three years earlier but never occupied. The Schwambs proceeded to build west and east wing additions in 1869 and the early 1880s, respectively and were still making picture frames on the premises as late as 1969. After 105 years operating as a family-owned business, a remarkable transition from working factory to a living history museum was made possible by the vision and determination of Arlington resident and early preservationist Patricia Cunningham Fitzmaurice.

The Mill’s unique 19th-century elliptical lathes, its original belt-driven shaft-and-pulley machinery, and the original hand-turning process are used to this day to create custom-made oval and circular frames for customers around the world.

HOURS & ADMISSION

Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment

CONTACT US

Address: 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
Telephone: 781-643-0554
Website: https://oldschwambmill.org
Email:     info@oldschwambmill.org

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