Short Hill Historical Society
Join the Short Hill Historical Society from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 for the next in their series, History Talks, Trips, and Treasures, and take a trip to the Burnt Mill on Stoney Point Road. Local historian Rich Gillespie will share the history of mills in Hillsboro and Loudoun, including the Potts-Neer Mill (also referred to as the Burnt Mill), and lead up to the burning raids in the Civil War. After talk, you will have a chance to explore the historic mill and miller's house. Light refreshments will be provided. A suggested donation of $5 a person is welcome. Register online.
The caretaker of the Burnt Mill, Ryan Siemers, is graciously hosting this event at the mill and will share some of findings. Please arrive promptly at 4:oo p.m. and park in the field off the driveway of 15250 Cider Mill Road, Purcellville (carpooling is recommended). Please note that there is no parking roadside at the mill site. The entire event will be outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own chair.
About Rich Gillespie
After a 30-year career as history teacher at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia, Rich Gillespie retired to pursue a second career in museum education. In 2004, he began working with the Mosby Heritage Area Association where he expanded the classroom program, which now reaches 5,000 students a year. He has written four Scavenger Hunts and Driving Tours and created the very popular "Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee" program. Rich became executive director on February 1, 2015 and has been Historian Emeritus since January 1, 2017. He is also a board member of the non-profit Short Hill Historical Society.
The Short Hill Historical Society's History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series is sponsored by Sengpeihl Insurance Group and The Purcellville Gazette.
4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Burnt Mill, parking at 15250 Cider Mill Road, Purcellville