Museum Tour: The Windmill
Next to the historic Schenck Farmhouse is a replica of the windmill that used to tower over the farm. The original windmill was crucial to the Schenck Farmstead's operation. In addition to identifying the direction of wind at any time, it pumped water for use on the property. This was especially critical when droughts threatened crops and livestock.
The replica windmill was erected in 2018 by E&R Pumps and Windmills, in collaboration with some of the property's former residents. It is similar form to many local historical windmills, including the one that stands behind the millwright's house at Grovers Mill (albeit without its vanes). The original Schenck Farmstead windmill's original vanes are in the barn at the Schenck Farmstead.
To see the windmill in person and immerse yourself in history, visit the farmstead!