Highlights from the 2015 Open House

Annual"Ole Fashion Christmas" Open House



​Photos by Lee Luther Jr. 

    Mark your calendars on a Sunday Afternoon, November 2016, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, to visit Brightwell’s Mill for an ‘Ole Fashion Christmas’. See the mill decorated for the Christmas holiday season, the grindstones, the old water wheel turning and a horse & buggy bring in a special guest from the North Pole.   Enjoy bluegrass music by ‘Clearwater Branch’, Brunswick stew, and tours of the mill. Visit "Miss Lessie’s Store" for cards, calendars, hand-made crafts, tee shirts, a special "hand quilted" quilt & other mill related items.   All proceeds and donations will go to the continuing restoration on Brightwell’s Mill.    

Other Items 

  • Handmade Crafts
  • Cards
  • Handmade Ornaments
  • Hand-Quilted Quilts 

    Come celebrate the best time of the year, and learn more about Brightwell's Mill. Chow down on some delicious Brunswick stew while listening to some inspirational blue grass preformed by the talented, 'Clearwater Branch'. Then help greet our very special guest, arriving by buggy, all the way from the North Pole!

Preserving a historical landmark of Amherst, Virginia

Brightwell's Mill