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Brush Creek Mill to add second-floor museum

HILLMAN — Brush Creek Mill recently received a $1,500 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. The money will be used to create a second-floor museum, according to the Mill’s Early Spring newsletter.

“We will be filling it with the Mill collections and the collections from the Hillman Area Historical and Genealogical Society,” the newsletter states.

Andy Blinder has willingly taken on the position of museum curator, and other board members, Sue Floer, and the Hillman Area Historical and Genealogical Society will help gather and organize materials and install the museum.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend the next museum/HAHGS meeting at 1 p.m. on April 15 at the Mill.

“We welcome any historical items you may wish to donate to the Museum, or any collections you may wish to display on the main floor,” the newsletter notes.

To donate, or for more information, contact Brush Creek Mill at 989-742-2427.

In other Mill news, the Mill is celebrating its 15th year.

“We plan to celebrate as much as the pandemic will allow,” the newsletter states. “We will have one memorial celebration early in the summer for all those who have left us.”

Memorial bricks have been discounted so that more people may be able to afford them and honor their loved ones.

“We miss them all. In honor of all those we miss, it was decided, for this year only, to lower the price of the memorial bricks to $40, so that more people could possibly afford them,” the newsletter explains. “Our plan is to create a path through the Dennis Walker Memorial Garden.”

Bricks may be ordered now through Dec. 10 by calling or visiting Brush Creek Mill.

Music at the Mill resumes at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 16, with limited seating and masks required.

The Mill is located at 121 S. State St. in Hillman.

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