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Bear's Mill

Built in 1849, this water powered flour mill is an authentic example of a stone grinding mill of its time. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, it is still in use today to grind a variety of local grains. Self-guided tours may be taken during normal business hours with guided tours available by appointment. Call to make arrangements: 937 548 5112. This mill is operated by a non-profit organization. Proceeds from donations and the Mill Store keep Bear’s Mill alive. The Mill Store and Gallery offers original art which changes every month, local handmade pottery, unique women’s accessories and jewelry, Bear’s Mill stoneground flours and private labeled food products to pamper you and your loved ones. Groups welcome. Summer Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - every day of the week Winter Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Thursday - Sunday

Merri Niekamp
6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road
Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-5112
Email: merri@bearsmill.com
Website: www.bearsmill.com
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Explore & Experience Downtown Greenville

Downtown Greenville

Historic Downtown Greenville features more than 50 businesses specializing in handmade crafts, collectibles, jewelry, specialty clocks, photography, embroidery, quilt supplies, children's and ladies fine clothing, coffees & chocolates, musical instruments, furniture and kitchen appliances & gadgets. Many unique eateries are located downtown, as well. Shop until you drop or rest for a spell to view the architecture of the area. Historic Downtown Greenville boasts more than 80 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Amber Garrett
537 S. Broadway, Suite 203
Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-4998
Fax: (937) 548-2385
Email: info@downtowngreenville.org
Website: www.downtowngreenville.org
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Greenville Public Library

This structure was built in 1901 with the assistance of Andrew Carnegie and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This library features an extensive genealogy room with microfilm of Darke County's newspapers from over 100 years ago, as well as many books of historical significance.

520 Sycamore St.
Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-3915
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Garst Museum Learning Series: The First African American US Senator

February 23, 2014
2:00 pm

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Location:
Garst Museum
205 N. Broadway
Greenville, OH 453331

Contact:
Clay Johnson, Ph.D.
(937) 548-5250
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Terry & Julie Clark of Bear's Mill are Darke County Visitors Bureau's 2013 Tourism Citizens of the Year

July 8, 2013

The Darke County Visitors Bureau Tourism Citizen of the Year award was presented to Julie and Terry Clark. Tourism Board Member and Director of Darke County Park District, Roger Van Frank, presented the award.

The Clarks own Historic Bear’s Mill, having purchased it in 1978 shortly after it had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1848, Bears Mill is the oldest water-powered mill still operating in Ohio. Thousands of visitors a year explore the 4-story building. It is surrounded by walking trails and provides its own power through a water-powered generator.

Julie Clark is a talented pottery artist while Terry is a retired truck driver. Operation of the mill was turned over to a 501c3 group, Friends of Bears Mill, in 1999.


Caption: Julie Clark accepts the 2013 Darke County Visitors Bureau Tourism Citizen of the Year award from Tourism Board Member Roger Van Frank (Center) as her husband and joint recipient Terry Clark looks on. (Bob Robinson photo)

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