|The Terrace Mill Foundation|
The Terrace Mill Foundation was organized to assume the management and ownership of the historic Terrace Mill. Title to the Mill was acquired from Chippewa Falls Township in March, 1979. The Keystone Arch Bridge was dedicated in July, 1980. In October 1980, the log house was donated to the foundation and moved to its present location near the bridge. The Davidson estate, including the Heritage Cottage was purchased in April, 1982.
Anyone with an interest in our goals of historic preservation and restoration, together with the civic, educational and cultural activities of the organization, is welcome and encouraged to join the Terrace Mill Foundation. Membership is tax deductible and places you on our mailing list. Members receive our newsletters and on occasion special membership discounts. Also any donations are always welcome and gratefully acknowledged. Annual membership dues are:
Individual-$15.00 | Couple-$20.00 | Family-$25.00 | Life Individual-$100.000 | Life Couple-$150.00 | Corporate Sponsorship-$250.00 annually
Call 320-278-3278 for more info, or simply send your name, address and telephone number to:Terrace Mill, 27165 Old Mill Pond Road, Terrace, MN 56334
As a a non-profit organization the Terrace Mill offers a museum, gift shop, gallery, theatre and outdoor performance venue.
2012 TMF Board of Directors
|From the President|
As you can see from our current calendar and newsletter, we have many irons in the fire. As a non-profit organization with a modest budget, we have been able to sustain our services to the community and maintain the historic district. This has been accomplished with the generous support of our membership, sponsors and grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota Historical Society. We are indebted to our artistic partners in the Children's Theater and Clown Academy and to the board members and volunteers responsible for the Fiddler's Contest, Wheeler Gallery exhibits, concerts and food services. Kudos to Steve Jensen our Site Manager/Docent, Bob Greenfield for public relations and Jana Thornton for her amazing computer graphics skills.Sincerely, Richard P. Grella
President, TMF Board of Directors
This will be our final hard copy of the TMF Newsletter and it is dedicated to the memory of Dale Ogdahl. Due to the recent financial climate, we have decided to post the calendar of events and news updates entirely online. In 2011, we hope to offer a Heritage Festival again. This year, we will continue to concentrate our efforts and funds on restoration and maintenance of the mill. A very special thanks to Lake Region Arts Council for many years of generous financial administrative support and the funds to allow us to remain a major arts provider in the community. I am very excited about a new project, "The Clown Academy." Check it out. Kudos to Bob Greenfield who was our writer, editor and publisher of our newsletter.
|Support the Terrace Mill|
Please join us in our restoration and maintenance efforts!
The continuing and generous support of our sponsors has enabled us to preserve this important historical stie as a source of cultural enrichment in West Central Minnesota.
|Lake Region Arts Council Support Grant Awarded to TMF|
This generous and sorely needed financial support enables TMF to provide three major performing arts events each season, two children's theater workshops/productions, art exhibits and art classes.
|Phase II Restoration|
President's MessageS Archive
Spring 2009 Newsletter -
For Phase II, membership and sponsor funds will be used for a matching grant application to the Minnesota Historical Society Grant-in-Aid program. These funds will be used for the painting of the front of the mill above the overhang. This includes replacing some siding, scraping, caulking, priming and painting. The area below the overhang will be completed by volunteers.
These measures are necessary during this time of increased costs and reduced funding. The maintenance of the mill buildings will be our major priority in 2009.
Newsletter - The TMF Newsletter will only be published once a year in the spring. This is to minimize printing and postal costs. You are urged to receive your TMF Newsletter by email. Simply notify the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your newsletter and frequent mill updates.
Mill Hours - It was necessary to reduce the number of hours that the mill will be open to the public. Most of the hours that were cut were late in the day.
Going Green / Cost Cutting! - Energy efficient bulbs were installed throughout the mill and lighting on demand will be available on the third floor.
Events -Summerfest that has been held in June and the August Heritage Festival have been suspended for 2009. We will continue with two Children's Theatre Workshops and productions as well as the Fiddlers' Contest and the Wheeler Art Gallery.
Grounds - A mower has been donated and a volunteer cuts the lawns at no labor costs to TMF.
thanks to all our members, sponsors and volunteers for their continued
June 23, 2007 -
Phase II completed! "RGK Construction, Starbuck, completes Phase II of the Terrace Mill Foundation's restoration project. The project was funded in part by a Minnesota Historical Society Grant-in-aid and TMF life members."
To Date 40% of Life Members have responded with generous cash contributions.
A St. Cloud life member has volunteered the materials and labor to replace the basement door of the mill.
Weather permitting, painting of the lower half of the mill will begin soon. Volunteer assistance welcomed. Call Richard 320-278-3253
December 5, 2006 -
President's Message: Awarded Minnesota Historical Society Grant for Phase II of restoration project that will begin in Spring 2007.
Retiring Supporters . . .
Thank you Mike and Dave!
Mike Johnson and Dave McRobersts retired after the 2011 year. We know we will still see them around!
Thank you Alaire!
Soupir retires from the TMF Board. It is with sadness that we say farewell
to Alaire after so many years serving as a vital part of the Board as
Treasurer and heading the annual Fiddlers' Contests.