red mill museum village

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The historic Red Mill has become a popular site for photographers to take pictures because of its picturesque location on the Raritan River in Clinton, New Jersey. The Red Mill is four stories and was built around 1810 as an industrial mill.

Built by Ralph Hunt on family land, the Red Mill was initially part of a wool processing plant. Hunt also built the stone building (now an art museum) across the river as part of the plant. By 1820, Hunts business had failed due to competition from foreign cloth imports.

Hunt lost his holdings on both sides of the river. The mill and other properties passed through several owners, taking on different roles with each successive owner. It became a peach basket factory, a textile mill, and a grist mill.

None of those businesses worked, with each new owner defaulting on their loans. In the 1840s, the bank split the property into the mill and a quarry. The mill continued to change owners and purpose regularly and ceased operations entirely in 1928.

Over the next decade several outbuildings were moved to the site or reconstructed to create a museum village. After we toured the mill with a docent, we were able to explore the odd assortment of outbuildings on the grounds. There are quarry village buildings, a one room schoolhouse, carriage houses and a log cabin built by volunteers to resemble the childhood home of a local revolutionary war hero.

What a beautiful mill. I always like visiting these historical mills as they give a good snippet of life of the time. This was especially true when we toured 5 windmills near Amsterdam. Different power source but similar idea of commerce. Thanks for sharing T. Hope all is well. Allan

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Set along the south branch of the Raritan River, the Red Mill Museum Village centers around Hunts Mill, an 1810 wood frame structure that was used during its history to process wool, grist, plaster, graphite, energy and water power; and the Mulligan Quarry, owned by Irish immigrants whose limestone operation continued for 120 years and included processing buildings and worker housing.

In 1960, five concerned citizens, known as the Red Mill Five, purchased the property to save it from deterioration due to neglect. The ten-acre site now includes an operational blacksmith shop, permanent and rotating exhibits, one-room school house, stone-sorting screen house, office, and tenant house. Visitors can experience the impact these early industries had on the surrounding community and how they shaped New Jersey, including providing stone for the beds of the state's first roads and railways.

marketspace vendor events 2021 winter village at the red mill museum

Electricity (vendor must provide extension cord to use electricity) - ONLY for charging phones, Square/POS systems, and similar. Not for heavy machinery. Let us know if you need access to electricity ahead of the event.

The application fee of $10.00 will be credited toward the vendor booth price of $235.00 per day for craft vendors, $150.00 per day for snack vendors (popcorn, pretzels, coffee) and $325.00 per day for food truck vendors (includes health department permit fee. Food trucks may require fire inspection, which is not included in this fee).If purchasing all three days, you will receive a discount of $75.00.

This event is incorporated within the Annual Festival of Trees. A general admission fee of $10.00 will be charged to customers (free to museum members and children age 6 and under) to enter the festival and Winter Village. Food trucks will be available on-site.

red mill museum village (clinton) - 2021 all you need to know before you go (with photos) - tripadvisor

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