The Terrace Mill Foundation

Volunteer Organization

The Terrace Mill Foundation was organized to assume the management and ownership of the historic Terrace Mill. Title to the Mill was acquired from Chippewa Falls Township in March, 1979. The Keystone Arch Bridge was dedicated in July, 1980. In October 1980, the log house was donated to the foundation and moved to its present location near the bridge. The Davidson estate, including the Heritage Cottage was purchased in April, 1982.


Anyone with an interest in our goals of historic preservation and restoration, together with the civic, educational and cultural activities of the organization, is welcome and encouraged to join the Terrace Mill Foundation. Membership is tax deductible and places you on our mailing list. Members receive our newsletters and on occasion special membership discounts. Also any donations are always welcome and gratefully acknowledged. Annual membership dues are:

Individual-$15.00 | Couple-$20.00 | Family-$25.00 | Corporate Sponsorship-$250.00 annually

Call 320-278-3278 for more info, or simply send your name, address and telephone number to:Terrace Mill, 27165 Old Mill Pond Road, Terrace, MN 56334


As a a non-profit organization the Terrace Mill offers a museum, gift shop, gallery, theatre and outdoor performance venue.

photo by Jana Thornton

2017 TMF Board of Directors

The Terrace Mill Foundation is an all volunteer organization. The only employee is our site manager, otherwise volunteers do everything else. There is an annual meeting of the membership in June when a board of directors and president is elected to handle the day to day operation of the foundation.


Richard P. Grella, President
Greg Newcomb, Vice President
Ann Eskelson
, Treasurer
Terry Hanna, Secretary
Jeff Thornton, Art Director / Website mgr
Barbara Lent
Julie Lloyd

Lucy Lloyd, Public Relastions / Marketing
Rosanne Olsen
Mary Newcomb
Mill Site Manager, Steve Jensen

From the President

Message From the President

Dear friends of the Terrace Mill, Many thanks to our Board of Directors, Sponsors and the Lake Region Arts Council for their continuing support.
We have had a very productive season with our public events and continued maintenance of our historic buildings.
There are some new and exciting events planned for next season. See you in 2018. Cheers Richard

Regards to all, Richard P. Grella - President, TMF Board of Directors

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Events at the historic terace mill - Spring - Summer - Fall

Watch the website & our facebook page for upcoming events!

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Support the Terrace Mill
Please join us in our restoration and maintenance efforts!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bonanza Valley Bank - Brooten
Loren & Carmen Bakko
American Solutions for Business, Glenwood
Benson Gravel, Kerkhoven
Bernie's Book keeping, Glenwood
Bonanza Valley Voice, Brooten
Chippewa Falls Township, Terrace
Eagle Bank, Glenwood
Robert & Nancy Gandrud, Glenwood
Glacial Ridge Veterinary, Glenwood
Robert Greenfield, Terrace
HiTech Electric, St. Louis Park
Lake Region Arts Council, Fergus Falls
Pope County
Red Hen House Retreat Center, Brooten
Lola Underwood, Illinois

The continuing and generous support of our sponsors has enabled us to preserve this important historical stie as a source of cultural enrichment in West Central Minnesota.

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Lake Region Arts Council Support & Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded to TMF

Through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation, the Terrace Mill Foundation has been awarded a 2017 operating support grant by the Lake Regions Arts Council. LRAC awarded generous support funds to assist in paying a portion of our utilities and insurance expenses. This organization is supported by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State legislative appropriation..

This generous and sorely needed financial support enables TMF to provide major performing arts events each season, including children's theater workshops/productions, art exhibits and art classes and music.

LRAC grant funds were also awarded to replace the outdoor stage in front of the mill. This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fundmusic.


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Phase II completed! "RGK Construction, Starbuck, completes Phase II of the Terrace Mill Foundation's restoration project. The project was funded in part by a Minnesota Historical Society Grant-in-aid and TMF life members."

More restoration to come!


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Special Thanks
Retiring Supporters . . .

Thank you Mike and Dave!

Mike Johnson and Dave McRobersts retired after the 2011 year. We know we will still see them around!

More beautiful plates depicting the mill handpainted by Judy Christianson.


Mike Johnson and Dave McRoberts

Thank you Alaire!

Alaire Soupir retires from the TMF Board. It is with sadness that we say farewell to Alaire after so many years serving as a vital part of the Board as Treasurer and heading the annual Fiddlers' Contests.

The Board presented Alaire with a beautiful plate painted by Judy Christianson. All appreciate what Chuck and Alaire Soupir have done for Terrace and the Terrace Mill Foundation.

Alaire Soupir and Roxanne Olsen

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