Preservation of the Phillips’ Mill

The preservation of old buildings helps us hold on to
a piece of our history—and our cultural identity.

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Phillips’ Mill dates back to 1756. Originally a grist mill, it was operated by the Phillips family for many generations to serve the needs of local farmers.

Phillips’ Mill Preservation Fund Donors – 2023 Summer Fête

On August 19th, the Preservation Committee held a Summer Fête to raise money for the Preservation Fund and honor Kathy and Ted Fernberger for their work over the years. It was a delightful evening of games, laughter and great food in a beautiful outdoor setting. 

We are absolutely delighted that so many of you contributed to the Phillips’ Mill Preservation Fund this year. Your generosity will help ensure that our historic building continues to serve as an important center for the arts. We are pleased to announce that the evening netted a profit of over $50,000.

Thank you to everyone who made the evening such a success. Our apologies if we have inadvertently left anyone off the following list of donors. If that is the case, please let us know at

The Royal Crown: $5000 and above

Kathy and Ted Fernberger
Jane and Tony Ford-Hutchinson
Patrick and Mary Fowles

Heir to the Throne: $2500 - $4999

Sally and Dick Henriques
Sam and Happy Shipley

Keeper of the Castle: $1000 - $2499

Robert Beck and Doreen Wright
Susan and Peter Brussock
Emily Fernberger and Marc Schmidt-Casdorff
Gary Gilmore and Carol Church
Jacqui and David Griffith
Pat and Bruce Hamilton
David Hewitt

Louise and Brian McLeod
Joao and Connie Neves
Jon and Linda Paton
Gary Sparrow
Amy Tait
Laura Womack and Dick Williams
Mark Worth

Steward of the Manor: $500 - $999

Valerie and Rod Eastburn
Terri and Jon Epstein
Alice Ford-Hutchinson and David Dembeck
Robert Goodwin and Joseph Demchur
Elizabeth Griffin
Sue Johnson and Jim Flynn

David Lewis
Sharon Martin and Thomas Richey
Cleta and Ernest Szoke
Bill and Reny Willoughby
Robert Woodruff and Linda Penrod

Nobility: up to $499

Ellen and George Anthonisen
Mark Baran and Gertraud Humphreys
Elio Bracco and Keith David
Mary and Herb Flamer
Judith Gillis
Larry Keller

Donna and Michael Lacey
Carole and David Martin
Maria and Barry Middleberg
Stephanie O’Connor
Diana and Jim Resek
Renny Reynolds
Benita Ryan

Virginia Sigety
Gale Sparrow
Bob and Lynn Stoner
Candace Wallace and Joseph Gallagher
Joseph Wingert and Ann Meredith
Linda Zarnett


The Phillips’ Mill Preservation and Endowment Fund

The Phillips’ Mill Preservation and Endowment Fund was created in 2009 to provide a reliable source of income to preserve and improve the Mill, as well as to help support the organization’s mission of promoting the fine and performing arts in Bucks County, Pa.

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association launched the fund with $25,000: an initial $15,000, raised at a progressive dinner fundraising event, and an additional $10,000 from its general funds.

Since that time, the Phillips’ Mill Community Association has hosted at least one fundraising event a year (except during the COVID years), including many lively galas. These wonderful events make it possible for PMCA not only to maintain and improve the Mill structure, but also to bring its community together to celebrate the arts and build lifelong friendships.

How to Support Phillips’ Mill

We gratefully accept and appreciate donations to preserve the Phillips’ Mill. No donation is too small. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Please consider supporting the Phillips’ Mill Preservation and Endowment Fund.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please download and complete this form, and mail it along with a check to:

Preservation Fund
Phillips’ Mill Community Association
P.O. Box 1
New Hope, PA 18938

If you would like to discuss including Phillips’ Mill in your estate planning, please contact
Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Mill Preservation

History of Phillips Mill Building

When we invest time and energy into preserving an antique building, we feel a sense of pride and a stronger connection to our past. And when the building is historic, as is the Phillips’ Mill, we feel a sense of responsibility. The Phillips’ Mill structure itself is unique and charming, and tells the story of the Early Industrial Revolution.

Buildings such as the Phillips’ Mill remind us of where we came from. They can even boost tourism in our communities. They can be both sturdy and fragile at the same time, requiring meticulous attention to detail to preserve. We are blessed to own this treasure and committed to providing the loving care it requires year-round.

Mill History
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The Phillips' Mill Community Association supports programming in the visual and performing arts, and hosts social and educational events. It is the broadest-ranging venue for artistic expression in Bucks County.

Sherri Andrews “Paths of Life”
Barry Good "Thoughts of Those Passed"

Youth Programs

Amanda Penecale “Cliffs in Autumn- Ottsville Pa”

Art Talk

Joe Gyurcsak “Opening Night”



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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus