A new millstone replica will be unveiled on Saturday, October 5 by Mayor Koch between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. at Souther Tide Mill. John Monti of Monti Granite has donated his talents, and we invite you to be among the first to view this millstone on the grounds of the tide mill. Frank Hogan, board member of Friends of Souther Tide Mill, has made this possible for us.

Between 12 and 3 the grounds will be open to the public as part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month; we began this last year. Take a look at the exhibits and enjoy a bag of popcorn, too. (Why popcorn? As a reminder that corn was ground here!) Examine a tide mill model. Games for kids. Meet 19th century miller “John Souther,” AKA Doug Morrill, historical reenactor and president of Friends of Souther Tide Mill. Cookies from Ginger Betty’s, too. If you’re an artist or photographer, bring the tools of your trade and you can capture images from this historic site on the Town Brook and Town River (see some of our photos here). Bring a musical instrument and make music with me on my new ukulele!

And Wayne Miller, author of Quincy Massachusetts: A Shipbuilding Tradition, will be with us again, and you can purchase a copy of his fascinating book.

Look for the balloons out in front. Hope to see you there!

Kathy Hogan, Corresponding Secretary
Friends of Souther Tide Mill

Much Progress at the Souther Tide Mill

Friends of the Souther Tide Mill will be hosting a Spring Fling fundraiser on Thursday, May 22 at the Squantum Yacht Club (646 Quincy Shore Drive).  All proceeds raised will be used for the design, purchase, and installation of new educational signage.

The new sign along Southern Artery right in front of the Mill was purchased by the Friends group about a year ago.  This sign has spurred questions and interest in the Mill recently according to Doug Morrill, President of Friends of the Souther Tide Mill.  “We want to be able to place educational signage around the Mill,” Morrill said, “so that people can walk up and learn about the vast history of the Mill and the many industrial uses the area has seen over the past 150 years.”

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