Fri, Jul 01|
The Daniel Boone Homestead
Bertolet Sawmill Run
Come see the Bertolet Sawmill on the first Friday of every month this summer! There will be two sawmill demonstrations, one at 11:00 AM and one at 2:00 PM.
Time & Location
Jul 01, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508, USA
About the Event
In the 18th century sawmills were an important part of any community. Prior to the invention of the sawmill, boards needed to be split and planed by two men with a whipsaw. It was a slow process that required a lot of strength. Early sawmills like the Bertolet Sawmill used a water wheel to drive the saw blade. This mill was functional in its original location in the Oley Valley until 1934 and moved to the Homestead in 1972. Come out and see one of the oldest working water-powered vertical blade sawmills in Pennsylvania!