Joel Hill Sawmill News

Written by "The Manor" on .

Word has gone out – it’s time to wake up the Sawmill for another busy season. There’s a lot to do to get ready. The machinery must be checked, the sign hung, rodents evicted, the grounds spruced up, (if there’s time,) and log delivery, if logs are needed. The crew worked on the new viewing deck last fall until weather closed in, so it’s nearly finished. That’s a lot of manpower, and helping hands are always welcome. To join the sawmill crew, call the museum at 570-224-6722, or just show up on a day when the mill is open to the public and sign on.

Working with the Sawmill crew is not a huge investment of time. The mill is open to the public two weekends each summer; the second weekends in July and August, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crew gets there earlier, of course, to make sure everything is ready. There is one bonus day – the first Saturday in October, when the leaves are turning, and their reflection in the still pond water is breathtaking.