Programs at Historic Arcola Mills

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Date: October 9, 2012
Contact: Jonathan Moore, 715-491-6839

Upcoming Programming at Historic Arcola Mills

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: The following programs are scheduled at Arcola Mills through October 26, 2012.

Saving the Mower and Van Meier Mansion. Historic restoration contractor Rolf Dittmann will offer guided tours of the 1847 Greek Revival mansion and share his experiences from the reconstruction process.

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Raptor Display.Arcola will host raptors from Warner Nature Center. See the birds up close and learn about raptor ecology from Warner Nature Center docents.

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sunday, October 14, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

"An Ode to Stillwater: The John Runk Films," Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Brent Peterson, Executive Director of the Washington County Historical Society, will introduce two showings of this collection of 8mm and 16mm motion film (now on DVD). Runk, a prolific Stillwater photographer, produced and preserved historic photographs and film footage of Stillwater and the scenic St. Croix River Valley during much of 20th century.

10,000 Years of History at Arcola Mills in Under an Hour. Friday, October 26 at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Volunteer docents, Jim and Dian Gardner, will present a brief overview of the storied layers of natural and cultural history at Arcola Mills.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Arcola Mills is functioning as a visitor information center for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. It is open to the public daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through October 26, 2012. In addition to great river views, visitors can watch a film about the Riverway and view exhibits to learn about the history of Arcola Mills and its surrounding environment.Admission to the historic site is free.

Arcola Mills is located at 12905 Arcola Trail North in Stillwater. Best access to the site is from the north end of Arcola Trail (the turn is located approximately 6 miles north of Stillwater and4.5 miles south of Marine on St. Croix).

Located six miles north of Stillwater, Minnesota, Arcola Mills was the site of a small and prosperous village founded at the start of the lumbering era in the 1840s.The site features the Mower House, a restored Greek Revival mansion built in 1847, and one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the shoreline of the nationally designated wild and scenic St. Croix River.

Today, the mission of the Arcola Mills Historic Foundation is to restore and preserve this incomparable natural and historic place on the St. Croix River and to encourage people to gather here, to connect, learn, create and renew their spirit.
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The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition.For 255 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


(715) 483-2274

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