It is the mission of Cider Mill Friends to preserve and rehabilitate the historic Kimlin Cider Mill in Poughkeepsie, NY for the use, education, and enjoyment of future generations, and to encourage interest in the heritage of the area that is represented by the Kimlin Cider Mill.
The Cider Mill Friends of Open Space & Historic Preservation, Inc. began as a citizens’ group in May 2000 and in January 2001 became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Cider Mill Friends pursued the purchase of the Kimlin Cider Mill for seven years. On February 20, 2008, the Cider Mill Friends became the official owners of the Mill and surrounding 1.8 acres of meadowland with the assistance of a bridge loan from the Preservation League of New York State, a matching grant from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, private lenders, and donors. Cider Mill Friends is now working to stabilize and restore the Cider Mill and property. We are an entirely volunteer (unpaid) organization.