VOLANT MILLS will be OPEN Mon, Memorial Day 10am - 5pm.
THANK YOU to all who have served so that we may be free!
Open daily Mon -Sat 10-5 Sun noon-5 ( During times of severe weather please call to confirm)
Since it's inception, Volant Mills has served as the hub of commercial activity in this picturesque rural community along the banks of the Neshannock Creek in the rolling hills of western PA Amish country. Visit volantshops.com for information about this picturesque town.
Where once local farmers flocked to have their grist milled, shoppers now come to see this icon of rural Americana. Saved from the dilapidation forces of nature in 1984 and reinvented as a country mercantile shop, Volant Mills once again drew shoppers from near and far. Purchased in 2006 by a local community non-profit - The Volant Community Development Corp (VCDC).- the building is being renovated to preserve this historic structure and work is being done to restore it's grinding capability and to enhance it's use by generating electricity utilizing hydroelectric power.
Update: The VCDC has hired B.E.Hassett Millwrights and we hope to have our grinding machinery operational !
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The funding for the repairs to the grinding equipment has been secured, but we need to install new gates on the millrace next to the dam that will control the flow of water. This will allow us to turn the turbine and once again see the water wheel turn. The cost for those gates is $9,000. PLEASE HELP US TURN THAT WHEEL!
If you would like to support donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to: VCDC, PO Box 238, Volant, PA. 16156. Credit cards will also be accepted by calling 724-533-5611 during business hours or click on the Paypal donate button on the bottom of the"Events" page.
We would also welcome people willing to donate a few hours of their time to assist in the preparation and supervision of the activities involved. Please email us @email@example.com or call 724-533-5611.
Restoration of Volant Mills is a project of the Volant Community Development Corp.,a 501(c)3 organization
The VCDC Mission:
Revitalize our community by creating a more attractive place to live and to strengthen the business district.