Class Notes & Profiles

Our Cider House Rules

By Veronika Ruff '01

Several generations of Vassar students may fondly recall taking weekend walks down Cedar Avenue to the Kimlin Cider Mill. When it was a working mill, Kimlin was a popular cafe serving doughnuts and apple cider, and showcasing antique collections. A group has formed to preserve the now-decrepit Kimlin — one of the oldest cider mills in the U.S. — and its surrounding land (which abuts the Vassar Farm). If you have historical items concerning the mill or for more information, contact Lisa Weiss, president of the Cider Mill Friends of Open Space and Historic Preservation, Inc., at 845.462.2516 or