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  • Evolution of Rural Living (2)
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  • Shriver History (5)
  • Site History (7)
  • Special Events (8)
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  • 2019 Flower & Plant Market
    Jane S. Sewell, the long-time Executive Director of the Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc., retires effective February 1, 2021. Jane ...
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    Winter View of the Homestead
    A Christmas Eve poem written in 1886 has been brought to life by a video that highlights some of the ...
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    Maryland Microbrewery Festival
    The Maryland Microbrewery Festival, held each September at the Union Mills Homestead, will not be held in 2020 due to ...
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    Corn Roasting
    The Union Mills Homestead Foundation and the Silver Run-Union Mills Lions Club were preparing this year for the 50th Annual ...
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    Union Mills Stone Arch Bridge
    (Photo above: Stone Arch Bridge over Big Pipe Creek in Union Mills, circa 1890. The bridge was built 1807-08 and ...
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    The Union Mills Homestead is now reopened after our COVID-19 closure.  The site is open to tour Fridays, Saturdays and ...
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    Spanish Influenza Headline
    With the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 forcing cancellation of the Union Mills Homestead’s Flower and Plant Market for the first ...
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    April, 2020 Dear Members and Friends, So much has changed in the past month because of  COVID-19, and I know ...
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    Ballot Box
    With another election season upon us, attention once again is focused on the tone of political discourse in the United ...
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    Just who is Belsnickel? To some the answer may come readily, but for others it is an unknown word. The ...
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    In 1869, Benjamin Franklin Shriver (known to friends and family as “Frank”) started a cannery to preserve excess crops from ...
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    The Maryland Microbrewery Festival was held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Union Mills Homestead. The event, held on a ...
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