Craft of the Miller

The recording of the previous conference and the presentation can be found on our website

The last conference was on the 24th of october 2023 about ‘Water and tidal mills in the USA’. 

We took a closer look at water powered mills of the United States. Four featured speakers who each have a unique perspective on mills and milling were included in the conference.


Tony Shahan of Newlin Grist Mill and the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills Archives will share an historical overview and some of the improvements in US milling technology.Harry Hopcroft of the Tide Mill institute will discuss the presence of tide mills in the US and the role of the Tide Mill Institute to study and preserve them. Two particular water powered mills will be featured during this conference. One is located on the east coast in the state of Virginia, and one is located on the west coast in California.  Steve Bashore of George Washington’s Grist Mill and Distillery at Mount Vernon. Mario Scalise of Bale Mill will each share unique aspects of their mill and milling operation, as well as how the necessary points for supporting the preservation of the craft of a miller are handled at their mills. 


Help us to expand this international mill network.

On behalf of the steering group,

Nicole Bakker,

director De Hollandsche Molen.