What is Adopt a Stone?

The Adopt a Stone program is a great way to help support Turn the Mill Around Campaign's continuing efforts to preserve the historic Chapman - Beverley Mill!
Stones are available on the South Wall of the Mill and are color coded according to donation level. You can adopt a single stone or a 'Family of Stones.' The choice is yours!  
Click Here to view a list of the stones that have already been adopted.
Check back in Spring 2017 to adopt a stone from the East Wall!
 

There are Lots of Ways to Adopt

Which one will you choose?

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Adopt a Stone on the East Wall (Coming Spring 2017!)

Adopt a Stone on the South Wall

Contribute to a Commemorative Stone

Recent Adoptions

Adopt a Stone from the South Wall

The South Wall faces Interstate 66 and is where you enter the Mill.

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$25 Donation - Adopt a BLUE stone

 

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$100 Donation

Adopt a GREEN stone for $100.

 

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$250 Donation

Adopt a YELLOW stone for $250.

 

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$500 Donation

Adopt a ORANGE stone for $500.

 

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$1,000 Donation

Adopt a RED stone for $1,000.

Contribute to a Memorial Stone

Memorial contributions may be made below. All donations benefit the Chapman - Beverley Mill Historic Site.

Shawn Donovan Memorial

 

 

 

Shawn Donovan was born February 21, 1956 in Washington, D.C. He grew up and attended school in Vienna, Virginia and later moved to Warrenton, Virginia. A history buff and avid outdoorsman, Shawn spent much of his adult life hiking trails and exploring historical sites in Virginia. Chapman Mill was of specific importance to Shawn. He made frequent trips to the Mill both as a solo hiker and with his son, Michael. Shawn Donovan was the President of Donovan Builders, Inc. which constructed single-family homes in Fauquier County, VA. He served in the Navy and worked as a Naval contractor later in life. Shawn was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2016. He passed away on April 13, 2017. Shawn Donovan is survived by seven siblings and one son.

The Donovan family will select a stone to stand as a memorial to Shawn in June 2017.

Click to make a donation in honor of Shawn Donovan.

Donations to Date: $3,720.00*

*Please note: Donations will not appear immediately as they are tallied daily.

Contribute to a Commemorative Stone

The following stones are reserved to commemorate people or events significant to the history of the Mill. Make a contribution toward one of one of these commemorative stones.

Chapman Family

The Chapman family established the Mill in 1742 and owned and operated the business until after the Civil War.

Stone S1120 is dedicated to the Chapman family.

Donations to Date: $0.00

Beverley Family

The Beverley family rebuilt the Mill following the Civil War and restored it to its place as a major industrial hub.

Stone D1176 is dedicated to the Beverley family.

Donations to Date: $0.00

Furr Family

The Furr family expanded the operations of the Mill complex in the 20th century.

Commemorative Stone to be selected Spring 2017.

Civil War

The August 1862 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap was fought in part at the Mill.

Commemorative Stone to be selected Spring 2017.

Agricultural Families and Farms

The Mill supported and was supported by nearby farms and farming families.

Commemorative Stone to be selected Spring 2017.

Spanish American War

During the Spanish American War a typhoid outbreak resulted in 23,000 troops being stationed at the Mill.

Stone D1134 is dedicated to the soldiers of the Spanish American War.

Donations to Date: $0.00

COMING SPRING 2017!

Adopt a Stone from the East Wall

The East Wall overlooks the Prince William County side of the site.

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$25 Donation - Adopt a BLUE stone

 

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$100 Donation

Adopt a GREEN stone for $100.

 

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$250 Donation

Adopt a YELLOW stone for $250.

 

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$500 Donation

Adopt a ORANGE stone for $500.

 

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$1,000 Donation

Adopt a RED stone for $1,000.