EVANS- MUMBOWER MILL
Old buildings have always fascinated me. So much history can be found within a building's walls. I think about the people that once lived there, the lives they led. I wonder what they did for fun, what their family's were like. How they died.
So...when I discovered that an old mill that once belonged to my great-great grandfather was still intact and was in fact, owned by a historical society, I couldn't wait to see it.
Henry Mumbower bought the Evan's Mill in 1858 and it was ran by his family until around 1930. Henry had a wife named Catherine and eight children. His granddaughter, Grace Mumbower Hicks was my grandmother. She name my father after Henry Mumbower and her other son, David after David Mumbower.
Today the Evans-Mumbower Mill is owned by the Towamencin Historical Society, who have restored the mill to its former glory. Tours and events occur throughout the year. I visited the mill last year and had gotten to see the workings of the mill and how it was powered. It was fascinating. I tried to imagine my grandfather working in the building. I could almost feel his presence.
I'm looking forward to the 2013 Halloween season, when the mill will be turned into a Halloween attraction. Stay tuned for further information when the time arises. I plan on visiting it this year when Ole Henry will rise from his grave and I can finally meet Grandpa Henry face to face.
|THE MUMBOWER MILL when my family owned it.|
|The Mill Today|
|Henry & Katherine Mumbower & daughter|
|My Grandmother, Grace Mumbower|
Free tours of the Mill are given at 1:00pm to 4:00pm on the third Sunday of the month in the spring, summer and fall.
Evans- Mumbower Mill
Evergreen Drive and Swedesford Road
Flourtown, PA 19038