SPOOM Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills

The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, SPOOM, is dedicated to preserving historic mills and educating individuals about the significance of the early American milling industry.
SPOOM offers people with an interest in early American industrial technology an avenue to learn, share knowledge, and create community with other people who share similar interests.

The SPOOM-MA Chapter carries out the SPOOM mission in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. We provide visibility and information on the mills in our region and help our members learn about and visit these mill sites.

Our website features information on regional public mills, as well as SPOOM-MA chapter activity and data about the milling history of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic area. Our website provides a photo archive, historical information, and links to many sources of relevant mill information.

SPOOM MidAtlantic.org strives to be the #1 resource for exploring historic mills in the Mid-Atlantic region. Please help us reach our goal by contributing to our database and frequenting our site.


Featured Mill Photos
Colvin Run Mill (above left on the masthead), located in Great Falls, VA, hosted our 2014 Spring Chapter Meeting. Built in 1811, this award-winning restored working mill is the focal point for educating visitors, children, and families about early life in Fairfax County
The Brenneman Turner Mill (above right), a pre-Civil War, four-story stone and brick mill in Harrisonburg, VA, will host the 2014 Fall Chapter Meeting. The meeting will coincide with the 150th anniversary reenactment of Sheridan's raid.

June 2014 Newsletter Posted 

Looking for mill locations? View SPOOM Mill Lists Available at the bottom of Mid-Atlantic Mill Tours

See online mill map and database project project under chapter activity.

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Register now for the October 3-4, 2014 at Brenneman-Turner Mill in Harrisonburg VA

Sponsor of the Month

Robert Carbaugh, Dave Eby, and Frank Shaffer are our  September Website Sponsors