In collaboration with the communication agency Go Online, Joseph Markey has published a leaflet about the four mills in the region between the mountains, of which the Steenmeulen is one. This little booklet, “Terdeghem – Steenvoorde, the region of the 4 mills”, a real tourist and historical guide to the mills of the region, is available for sale at Steenmeulen and in the tourist offices of Steenvoorde and a few other offices in the vicinity, depending on availability!
The Friends of the Steenmeulen have completely reorganised the museum on the Steenmeulen site during the year. A necessary reorganisation for greater clarity and more fluid visits.
The miller reconstructs the workshop of his trade as it was originally. It contains all the machines and tools used in the miller’s daily life and today completes the visit to the museum.
This year, Joseph & Vera wish to develop the small park next to the mill and its Persian friend into a small area where it is nice to rest.
With the idea of providing visitors with a comprehensive overview of flour production over the centuries and continents, Joseph Markey has reproduced this horse mill. Named “Rosmeule” in Flemish, it is a reduced replica of the horse mill built by the Yser Houck association in Volckerinckhove.
The Steenmeulen has been awarded the “Bicycle-friendly” label. The miller has set up a dedicated area with bike racks and charging facilities for electric bikes. The area is planted with a replica of a velocipede made entirely of copper by the miller.