Miller's House

September 17, 2014 -- Miller's House Museum

 

The Miller's House at Jordan's Point, which was given the City of Lexington by the Historic Lexington Foundation in 2001, is soon to open as a museum. The museum will interpret the transportation and industrial heritage of Jordan's Point in East Lexington. A committee chaired by Dick Halseth and comprised of officials from the City, Historic Lexington Foundation, the Rockbridge Historical Society, Washington and Lee University, and the Canals and Navigations Society has been working to turn the house into a museum. HLF Board Member Beverly Tucker, seen standing in the photograph, has worked to decorate the museum with historic maps and photographs, as well as her own paintings done from 19th and early 20th century photographs taken at Jordan's Point. To her left is Dick Halseth. The photograph was taken at the September board meeting of Historic Lexington Foundation.

 

October 20, 2014 --“Historic Lexington Foundation Holds Membership Event at the Miller’s House at Jordan’s Point”

 

On Sunday afternoon, October 19, the Historic Lexington Foundation provided its membership with an opportunity to tour the Miller’s House at Jordan’s Point. The house is set to open as a museum focusing on the transportation and industrial heritage of East Lexington.

HLF President Skip Ravenhorst reminded the audience that Historic Lexington Foundation had deeded the house to the City in 2001 as part of its contribution to the making of a new park in Lexington. HLF ultimately plans to nominate Jordan’s Point, including the Miller’s House, as an historic district. Archaeology surveys undertaken by Washington and Lee University will assist in this process.

Col. Keith Gibson, executive director of the VMI museum system, entertained the HLF audience with a history of Jordan’s Point and the many Lexington personalities who played important roles in the Point’s past. He imagined what the Miller’s House must have witnessed over its two centuries of existence from the journey through Lexington of William Clark to the attack on Lexington by Gen. Hunter to more recent events in the history of Lexington.

 

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