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  • The Union Mills Homestead is Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July, 2020 We are following the CDC and local
    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
    April, 2020 Dear Members and Friends, So much has changed in the past month because of  COVID-19, and I know
    Ballot Box
    With another election season upon us, attention once again is focused on the tone of political discourse in the United
    Just who is Belsnickel? To some the answer may come readily, but for others it is an unknown word. The
    In 1869, Benjamin Franklin Shriver (known to friends and family as “Frank”) started a cannery to preserve excess crops from
    The Maryland Microbrewery Festival was held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Union Mills Homestead. The event, held on a
    Butterflies in the Gardens
    The gardens at the Union Mills Homestead have been graced the last few weeks by beautiful butterflies that flutter from
    Corn Roast at Union Mills
    The 49th Annual Corn Roast Festival at the Union Mills Homestead successfully concluded on August 3, 2019, after feeding almost
    Look for a new entrance into the Corn Roast this year. The historic Bollman Bridge (the iron bridge over the