From 1860 to 1968, this water-powered mill ran 24 hours a day, 6 days a week lightening the workload for Nova Scotian farm families by carding a week’s worth of wool in one hour! See the very machine that revolutionized carding in the area and imagine the clatter as it prepared wool for bedding and spinning. Step outside and picture the line of ox carts that would wait patiently as women operators processed loads of sheep fleece. Wile Carding Mill’s overshot waterwheel still turns in its tranquil setting on Sandy Brook, a reminder of a once vibrant industrial centre. Wile Carding Mill Museum located in Bridgewater in the South Shore region features costumed interpreters, hands-on programs for all ages, wool crafts, picnic area and parking. The Museum is partial wheelchair accessible only. Bus tours are welcome.
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Admission: Admission charged.