Who We Are

The Friends of Colvin Run Mill (we call ourselves FOCRMs) is a non-profit organization under the IRS 501(c)(3) regulations. We support programs, activities, and site and facility improvements through contributions and volunteering time at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site.

Leadership: Dusty Girls and Boys

FOCRM Board of Directors

• Jim Wallar, President
• Gene Bacher, Vice President
• Amanda McKnight, Secretary
• Kitty O’Hara, Treasurer
• Wes Callender
• Larry Herman
• Bob Coblenz
• Mike Henry
• Dan Dyke

Watch our virtual testimony to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 2020 Budget Hearing by clicking on the Hot Grits link below.

Hot Grits


For Colvin Run Mill to be an outstanding, visually appealing historic site where the public is intellectually and emotionally engaged through hands-on experiences to learn about local history, use of simple machines, and the production and use of grain products.

View pictures of the mill site by clicking on the "Find Grain Pic" link below.

Fine Grain Pics

 Mission Statement

The FOCRM are volunteers who work in cooperation with the Colvin Run Mill site manager and other Fairfax County Park Authority officials as well other individuals, businesses, and corporations, to support educational, restoration, expansion, and maintenance programs of the site by: (a) funding site improvements, furnishings equipment, and unique training and educational opportunities for site staff; (b) giving tours, explaining the mill’s technology and period history; (c) sponsoring and staffing special events; (d) developing, implementing, and/or funding special programs; (e) researching the mill’s history; (f) maintaining the site’s grounds; and (g) raising funds in support of this mission.

Read about FORCM activities in our quarterly newsletter, Grist from the Mill. Link below.

Grist from the Mill