Spencerville Mill & Museum,
11 Water Street, Spencerville
July 2 to September 4,
10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

As we go back into action this summer, visitors will find lots of romance and love in the form of our headliner exhibit 100 Years of Romance: 1920s to 2020s, Something Old, Something New. This celebration of love explores changes in customs, attitudes and ways of expressing romance over a hundred years.

The exhibit takes a retro look at the hardships of the Depression era, wartime, mail order brides and – more recently – the impact of pandemics. It is clear that people have fallen in love, been swept off their feet and tied the knot in many different ways. To fully explore that concept, the Mill is reaching out to local households for stories about unusual proposals, family memorabilia and items including love letters, vintage wedding attire and stories reflecting the great variety of choices in contemporary weddings. 

  • Send photos/pictures to Stephanie Summers or send a list of what you have to contribute
    – email: ssumrs@gmail.com
  • Send stories to Vicki Cameron (needed by June 15)
    – email: summerofloveatmill@gmail.com
  • Send Sheila Fawcett a list of wedding attire and other items that you are pleased to lend – email: sheilafawcett92@gmail.com
  • Exhibit intake at the Mill – June 20 & 21

In addition to the Romance Exhibit, another special event is Tea and Tales of Romance on July 17, an elegant tea with silver service, dainty treats, tickets for an impressive draw, live music by Helen Hyndman and story telling by Deborah Dunleavy.

Equally impressive is the popular return of Music at the Mill featuring Buckledown, Mixed Blessings, Bruce Enloe & the Burning Sensations and River City Junction upstairs at the Mill where the great acoustics capture the vibrations of retro rock, blues, Motown and R&B funk.

Event details at:  www.spencervillemill.ca

 

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