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Martintown Mill Market & Art Gallery  Mill Market, Art Gallery & Museum

Visit the NEW outdoor Mill Market offering fresh, locally grown food. Take some time to explore the historic mill and discover its charm. Visit the new art gallery featuring the work of four different artists each week. Enjoy activities and entertainment at the mill site on the banks of the Raisin river. Relax and enjoy a bit of country culture.

Prescott Paranormal Society investigates the Martintown Mill Haunted Mill?

The Prescott Paranormal Society completed their investigation of the mill in a six hour period overnight July 2-3, 2010. They reported evidence of paranormal activity including “EVP” (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) recordings where a “Jacob A.” or “Jacob M.” can twice be heard answering the investigator’s question by stating his name. The investigators also detected electromagnetic signals that were interpreted as playful hide-and-seek activity by “Jacob” on the mill upper floor. Other incidents including the basement door closing and a several second interval of camera blackout were reported...

Quaker Oats Window at The Martintown Mill

2010 - Student volunteer, Emily Higginson from the Collections Conservation & Management program at Sir Sandford Fleming in Peterborough
Unique Artifacts

Part of the charm of a historic building is discovering its unique features. This Quaker Oats flour bag was perfectly painted on the glass in one of the original casement windows from the front of the mill.

After years of exposure to sunlight and build-up of dust, the fragile artwork needed careful cleaning to protect and restore some of the colour of the original art.

Tools used for cleaning: water, lots and lots of Q-Tips, a gentle touch and plenty of patience.

Visit the Martintown Mill to see this window on exhibit.

2006 - 2008 Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Martintown Mill received a $30,000 grant for capital improvements to the mill. The project includes:

  • installation of reproduction windows
  • electrical including outlets and lighting
  • repairs to the second storey floor prior to opening
  • moving and mounting artifacts
  • display cases
  • roof repairs

This project was completed in September 2008.
 



Reproduction windows

Double hung, 12 over 12 pine windows were installed on the south (river) side of the mile and casement windows on the north side. Remnants from the originals and photographs were used to recreate the original style.

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