The Union Mills Homestead Foundation and the Silver Run-Union Mills Lions Club were preparing this year for the 50th Annual Corn Roast Festival, which was scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened. After long discussions about what to do, the two organizations agreed cancellation was the best course of action for everyone involved. The decision turned out to be the right one, as
The Union Mills Homestead is now reopened after our COVID-19 closure. The site is open to tour Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We are pleased to welcome you back to the Union Mills Homestead! We are following the CDC and other applicable requirements concerning COVID-19. We require face coverings and social distancing for all guests and staff. Hand sanitizers are available onsite. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring the health and
April, 2020 Dear Members and Friends, So much has changed in the past month because of COVID-19, and I know how very difficult it is for everyone. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to issue a Stay-at-Home order, all non-essential businesses to close, and events and festivals be cancelled or postponed. At Union Mills the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our top
Look for a new entrance into the Corn Roast this year. The historic Bollman Bridge (the iron bridge over the tail race) is under construction so we can’t use it for our Corn Roast entrance as we have in the past. The event entrance will be through the picket fence by the gift shop. Please keep an eye out for vehicle traffic as you make your way into and out
Welcome to our new website! We hope you enjoy this site and find it informative. A special thank you to our talented web designer, Susan Shugars, for her vision and hard work to bring this project to fruition. And thank you to our Union Mills Homestead staff, in particular Melinda Setren, for the initiative to make this happen.