Ways of Seeing: Painting, Photography & Printmaking
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 2-3:30 pm
Three long time-time Arlington artists, Cathy Garnett (printmaker), Janet Smith (photographer) and Richard McElroy (painter), will be sharing their work at the Mill this Spring. The works range in depiction from concrete naturalism to intriguing abstraction. Mediums include painting, watercolor, printmaking and photography. This rich, rewarding show is not to be missed
Support the Old Schwamb Mill
We hope that you will join us by making an end-of-year contribution to the Mill’s Annual Appeal. Your contribution helps us plan for the coming year and end the current year on a solid financial footing.
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Or send a donation by check. Please make checks payable to Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust, Inc. and mail to Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington MA 02476
The Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable educational institution. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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.
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 late 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. Group tours are available by appointment.
Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.
Address: 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
The Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust exists for the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, Massachusetts. Established in 1864 as a picture frame manufactory, the Mill is located on the site of many previous mills built on Mill Brook. It is the rare survivor of the small, family owned mills that helped define New England and is the oldest continuously operating mill site in the United States. The Mill’s unique 19th century elliptical faceplate lathes, its original shaft-and-pulley machinery, and the original hand-turning process are used to this day to create custom-made oval and circular frames. The Trust preserves and protects the Mill’s site, buildings, tools, archives, machinery and manufacturing techniques as unique cultural and educational resources.
Before there was an Old Schwamb Mill or even an Arlington, Massachusetts, there was this Land, Water and Woods, the ancestral home of the Indigenous Massachuset People.
We acknowledge and honor these people, their history and their culture.