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
H&C Grove's Feed Mill (above left on the masthead), in Lewisburg PA, is one of the mills featured in the April 16-18 2015 Spring Chapter Meeting tour to be hosted by the Union County Historical Society.

The Brenneman Turner Mill (above right), a pre-Civil War, four-story stone and brick mill in Harrisonburg, VA, hosted the 2014 Fall Chapter Meeting on the 150th anniversary reenactment of Sheridan's raid.


SPOOM Mid-Atlantic April 2015 Meeting. Click here for more information.

November 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 April 16-18, 2015 Spring Meeting in Lewisburg PA featuring Union County PA Mills.

Sponsor of the Month

We salute Colvin Run Mill located in Great Falls VA as our March Website Sponsor