Ullman: $53,000 in state funds awarded to restore historic 200-year-old Durham Mill

Ullman will present a mock check at Saturday’s Durham Community Day

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman announced she will present a mock check representing the $53,000 state grant that was awarded in time for historic Durham Mill’s 200th birthday celebration. The check will be presented at noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Durham Community Day at Durham Grist Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA 18039.

The grant will help repair and restore Durham Mill’s windows and make the mill ADA accessible, according to Ullman.

““I am proud that my office was able to secure funding for the preservation of this beautiful, historic Mill. Its presence in the village of Durham is an integral part of the unique charm of this rural community,” Ullman said.

The funds are provided through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Marketing to Attract Tourists Program to develop tourism in communities, thereby boosting local economies.

Built in 1820, the mill originally ground flour and feed for nearly 150 years. Now, it is listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places.

Ullman said, “By supporting historical restoration we can ensure that local residents, tourists and history lovers can continue to enjoy this treasured mill well into its third century.”

Durham Community Day will be a potluck, but  Boy Scout Troop 27 will be preparing chili and hot dogs for those who do not bring their own food.  The event will begin at noon and end at 5 p.m.