Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith kicks off its 45th season today at 10:00 a.m. Visitors can take a guided tour of the Museum’s authentic water-and steam-powered sawmill with a 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel, restored water turbine, and century-old woodworking machines. In addition to the Sawmill, the Museum’s 70-acre site features 15 other historic structures including the John Hanford Farmhouse, a Hardware Store, Feed Mill, and Woodworking Shop. Admission is $9 for adults and free for kids 12 and  under.