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Letter: Local Treasure Out Of Commission

When my daughters were nine and 11 years of age, from time to time we made excursions to the Saddle Rock Grist Mill Museum on Grist Mill Lane, Great Neck, fully operating, seven days a week. It was manned by a very engaging, bib overalled miller.  Upon leaving each of my daughters were given a miniature sack of ground grain. My daughters are now in their 50s and whenever our conversation turns to reminiscence, the few visits to the museum is always included.

 

That’s how deep an impression was indelibly etched in their minds.

 

This museum was a very popular school bus trip destination, giving hundreds of children an educational experience and an impression for a lifetime.

 

Then, some 20 or so years ago, this wonderful museum was padlocked closed and has remained so ever since. Through the years I have spoken to and/or phoned our local politicians, both representing The Town of North Heapstead and Nassau County. I received many promises but no action. Too bad for all the children that have missed out this wonderful learning experience and lifetime memory.

 

Paul Shapiro