In what is being hailed as the “social event of the season,” The Belknap Mill Society is opening up its doors tonight, Friday, November 8th, for a special night of wonderful food and live music to honor the Mill’s 190th year. Built in 1823, the Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the United States, and is now home to a community-based museum and cultural arts center featuring an industrial knitting museum, two art galleries, a concert hall, and event facilities. The mill is also the Official Meetinghouse of the State of New Hampshire.
Tonight’s festivities will showcase local chefs from Lakes Region restaurants, who will be presenting their signature dishes and decadent desserts. While enjoying the fine cuisine of the evening, visitors will have an opportunity to meet featured artist Annie Posnack, a local photographer whose latest exhibit, “”My New England, Bits, Pieces and Players,” is displayed in the Mill’s Riverside Art Gallery. Guests can also tour the historic mill and visit the new Belknap Mill Art Gallery, which is currently showing and selling the works of seven juried artists.
The anniversary event will include a cash bar. Swing A Cat, a group of talented women from New Hampshire and Maine, will be rocking the house with swing music from the 1930s and 40s! Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at www.belknapmill.org or by calling 603-524-8813 for reservations.
Happy Anniversary, Belknap Mill!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team