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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 344, Hillman 49746

The Mill is available for Rental: $175 for Non Members or $150 for Members with a $75 refundable deposit.  Rental not available until 4:00 on Mill open days. 
For the River Room only–:$50 for four hours with a $50 refundable deposit.  Call Jane Heiden, Office Manager, to schedule at 989-742-2527.  Payment and deposit due in advance.


Winter Hours-  THURSDAY TO SATURDAY 12-4



“Learn to Crochet” with Jen. Four Classes for $35, if you sign up by November 3rd, otherwise, the fee is $40. Class dates are set for November 10-6-8pm; November 24-6:30-7:30; December 1-6:30-7:30. You will receive a full starter kit (complete with yarn, markers, crochet hook, etc.). At the end of the 4 classes you should have sufficient skills to tackle a large project. Sign up by November 3rd! Call Terry Marquardt at 989-657-9263.

Join us November 14th from 2-5 for a fun Wreath and Centerpiece making class. Kids are welcome. You may choose from assorted Thanksgiving and Christmas décor. Prices are 2 projects for $15 and $5 for each additional project. Now is your chance to make some great gifts! Call Terry Marquardt to sign up…989-657-9263. Payment due in advance of class.

Brush Creek Writers will not be holding its Annual Student Writing Contest this year. it was felt students had much work to catch up on after last year’s home study due to Covid.

Mini Grant forms have been mailed. If you have a child-centered project in need of a grant of $100-500, please stop by Brush Creek Mill for an application. Due date for grants is January 31, 2022. Grants must be completed by December 31, 2022. Grants will be awarded February 28, 2022.



The Mill is accepting Christmas Trees for the People’s Choice Award Contest. You may begin bringing your decorated trees from 12-4 on November 1st and any day the Mill is open. Voting will begin November 18th.

-The winners will be announced on December 10th at Music at the Mill! Bring a tree, then vote for your favorite!

– The Mill will be accepting your gold, red, and/or silver bulb requests beginning November 1st until the Festival of Lights ceremony on December 5th at 2pm. We welcome you to honor friends, relatives, and or service men and women (both living and deceased).


November 18th: Voting on Trees begins
December 4th: Children’s Christmas Party- 12:30 to 2:00 for all children of Montmorency County.
December 5th: Commemorative Tree Ceremony- 2:00pm. Names of honored individuals real aloud. Music of the season by the Shiffers, and Christmas treats.
December 10th: Music at the Mill- 7pm. People’s Choice Tree Awards, Christmas Sing-a-Long and open mic for artists to perform you favorite Christmas Songs.

We have decided that we have lost so many friends due to age, illness or moving that we want a path of remembrance in the Dennis Walker Memorial Garden.  So, for 2021 only, we are selling our bricks for $40 instead of the usual $50.  If you would like a brick remembering someone, contact Jane in the Office at 989-742-2527

Special: Book of Bricks will be on display, so come find the ones you ordered. See who has been honored by a brick, and who has not.
Call 989-742-2527 for more information.

Please pick up a complete list of our Annual Event dates at Brush Creek Mill.


Quilters meet first Wednesdays from 10-2

Video History – Alternative First Mondays at 10

Brush Creek Writers: Meeting second and fourth Thursdays, February to November 2:00PM

Board Meeting the second Mondays of each month at 10 am 

Events Committee meeting fourth Mondays of each month at 10 am

Brush Creek Writers will suspend meetings until March 2022

Hillman Historical and Genealogical Society will suspend meetings until March 2022

Music at the Mill-Third Fridays- Musicians @ 6:30 pm Music starts @7 pm