- Community Development
Community Ventures recently acquired the former Millersburg Military institute, a military boarding school located in Millersburg, Kentucky. Once the economic center of the community, the buildings were abandoned when the school closed down. We set out to restore this campus, save the distressed buildings, and bring new life back to this once-thriving community. Today, we are proud to welcome guests, visitors, and residents of Millersburg to Mustard Seed Hill.
The story of the mustard seed is symbolic of how a small bit of faith can flourish into something great. This story has been imprinted on so many of those involved in this new venture. As a former military institute, this property welcomed hundreds of young men each year, men preparing to embark on a life of service and commitment. In the history of Community Ventures, so many individuals have brought their own ideas and visions to this place in hopes of seeing them come to fruition in an impactful way. For that people of Millersburg, Mustard Seed Hill can be that beacon in the community, the place where people come together to plant their own seeds of faith. Whether you’re gathering here to say “I do”, sending your children to the school to begin their academic journeys, or coming to us to help you start your own business in Millersburg, Mustard Seed Hill can be that starting point where your most important seeds are planted.
The campus hosts a small private school for local area students, another institution that grew out of something small. It is also home to the newly-renovated Allen House, a grand federal style home transformed into an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, banquets, and other special events. The Allen house is a scenic backdrop to the most important moments in our lives – young couples saying “I Do”, families celebrating milestone achievements, and the community coming together. Beyond the restored facilities at Mustard Seed Hill, this place represents the fertile ground of opportunity. With new Community Ventures offices opening located on site, people will find support in their goals of starting a business or owning a home. Here, you can bring your own seeds, and plant them alongside those of neighbors and friends. Together, we will watch them grow into mountains of realized dreams.
Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill is a unique holiday light and decoration attraction on the historic Mustard Seed Hill campus in beloved Millersburg, KY. The six-week event features a magnificent illuminated light displays with a 22-foot lighted ornament archway, a 30-foot Christmas Tree, and a special nativity scene. The backdrop of this Christmas scene is the newly-renovated Allen House, a grand federal style wedding and special event venue. Inside the Allen House, visitors can enjoy a tour of the home and its festive décor, while also seeing the art and craftsmanship of our Gingerbread House display. The display will include local submissions from our Gingerbread House Competition with varying levels of skill and difficulty.
Outside the house, visitors can park their vehicle, and get out and walk through the campus, getting an up close vantage of the grand scale of the illuminated attractions. On three select weekends in December, visitors will also engage with local artisans and food vendors at our Artisan’s Market and Holiday Cafe. The Market will welcome local vendors from Central Kentucky to showcase art, holiday crafts, and much more. The Holiday Cafe will feature delicious gourmet hot chocolate, cinnamon rolls, ham and biscuits, and much more - provided by The Burley Market & Cafe.
Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill is an ideal holiday attraction for the whole family, for your church fellowship group, for social and civic clubs, for a romantic holiday date night, and for anyone who delights in the festive scene of stunning lights, Christmas carols, the warm aroma of gingerbread, and the fellowship of holiday cheer.