Anderson Mill and Museum...keeping history real since 1955!
Historic site in the hills of Travis County overlooking Lake Travis.
Operating a water wheel that brings 1860's pioneer times to life inside a replica gun powder and gristmill.
Volunteer members of Anderson Mill Garden Club greet our visitors for tours, pioneer crafts, and other events.
-We continue to aid historical researchers and collect family histories.
-Using water power to grind corn for our visitors in the 21st century.
-Our property has been featured in a new book :" Gristmills of Central Texas"
Impact StatementThe Anderson Mill Gardeners are an all volunteer organization that provides a broad range of educational services related to local history and gardening. Our replica 1860 powder mill is the centerpiece of our property. Our millhouse and cotton gin museum buildings give our visitors a real since of bygone times. Museum collections evoke life as pioneers lived it. Our member volunteers manage the property and care for the grounds, maintaining our facility buildings and museum collections. Our passion for native landscape is evident throughout the site. We invite anyone who shares our interests to join our organization as a member or volunteer. It takes many hours from dedicated volunteers to keep this treasure in the modern world. Historic Anderson Mill hosts several hundred visitors every year, including tourists from around the state and nation, as well as artists' groups, photographers, school field trips, scouting troops, and senior-center outings. Thank you for your help and support.
Needs StatementWe are continuing to make handicap accessibility to our buildings and property a top priority.
- New ADA compliant restroom $10,000.
- Improved entrance signage and gates $10,000
Our museum collection is a vital part of our educational and historic purpose. We are working to improve our 2-story Cotton Gin Building museum with:
- Improved energy efficiency with upgraded electric panel, energy efficient central HVAC system, insulation, new windows and doors, ceiling addition to second level. $25,000.
"The carefully preserved Mill is showcased in this beautiful site where you'll find friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Very much worthy of a Sunday afternoon outing."
" The Williamson County Extension Clubs had a wonderful tour of the Anderson Mill ....thanks to all the volunteers that maintain the beautiful historical spot off Lake Travis. Very friendly and so dedicated to preserving the site. "
" I would love to thank the garden club for being so very kind to let me visit the property and learn of the history of it and the area. What a great job y'all are doing. Its a beautiful place and the group of people involved preserving it my hat goes off to you.
Thank you so very much!"
Matching Funds DescriptionMatching fund dedicated to the Capital Improvement Fund for ADA upgrade for restroom.