Networks are an important element in developing professional connections, education, and communities. This is a directory of networks related to the historic trades.

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This page hosts a roster of professional networks related to the historic building trades. Membership-based networks are open to individual, organizational, and/or businesses–some networks will have prerequisite qualifications.

Do you know a network that should be added or a network that is no longer active? Submit an entry! This helps us keep the database an up-to-date and relevant resource. As available, please include the name of the organization, contact information, website and social media, membership type, activities and publications, and trade skills practiced.

The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills

Address 4 Dell Drive Doylestown PA 18901 United States Website: The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills

The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills
is an international organization which is dedicated by its constitution to:

“promote interest in old mills and other Americana now quickly passing from the present scene. It reports to its members through a quarterly magazine, “Old Mill News” or OMN. This society will help in any way it can in the preservation or rebuilding of such structures. It also will honor those individuals whose works and ideas made these mill possible. It will report to the membership, and to the public, through a periodical with pictures and comments. It will keep files and maintain a library on mills and related subjects and will try to keep abreast of changes and happening. It will act as a clearing house on this mill information among all those interested. It will sponsor meetings and correspondence among its members and friends.”

The Society, also known as SPOOM, was chartered in Maine as a non-profit organization in 1972. Its members include mill owners, old mill buffs, museum curators, conservators, writers, teachers, artists, photographers, equipment supply firms, and institutions such as libraries.

Membership is open to any individual who shares the interests and purposes of SPOOM. The Society shares common interests with the International Molinological Society (TIMS) which is a world-wide organization of around 500 members from more than 35 countries and five continents.