Mishler Weaving Mill
The Mishler Weaving Mill is an operating textile weaving mill using original mechanical looms, the oldest of which dates from 1895. Antique mechanical looms are used to weave dishcloths, place mats, and table runners. Hand looms are used to weave rag rugs, rag place mats, and dish towels. One of our looms is an 1860 rocker beater barn beam loom.
Visit with member volunteers. Items are sold in our Mishler Mill Gift Shop. The Mill is air-conditioned and handicap-accessible.
All buildings are open from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on these special Sundays in 2012:
Our Pioneer Village includes: a Pioneer Log Cabin, Sheller Log House, Village Pottery, Village Blacksmith Shop, LyDo Barn Exhibit, and Tin Shop. The Pioneer Village is on Eberly Drive back of the Smithville Post Office. The Historic Church of God, the Caboose, and Depot are on North Milton Street.
We welcome group tours by appointment. Tours are charged a nominal entrance fee. Arrange tours by calling 330-669-9308 on Wednesday afternoons. An answering machine is used for times other than Wednesday afternoons. If you leave a message, we will return your call on Wednesday.
Handicapped accessible buildings include the Mishler Weaving Mill, the Reception Center, the Tin Shop, the Blacksmith Shop, the first floor of the LyDo Barn, The Church of God, and the Depot.
Smithville Community Historical Society
381 E. Main Street (State Route 585), Eberly Drive near the
Smithville Post Office, and North Milton Street
Local Number: 330-669-9308
Wednesday: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Special Hours: Special hours by Appointment
Mill free; Village:$3 Adult; $1 youth grades K-12: FREE
Accepted Forms of Payment