Cut It Out: The Local History and Practice of Ice Harvesting

When:
February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2019-02-09T11:00:00-05:00
2019-02-09T14:00:00-05:00
Cut It Out: The Local History and Practice of Ice Harvesting

Ice harvested from Bantam Lake was used for refrigeration throughout the year. Begin in the Museum with a visit to the Ice House display, then head outdoors for a walk down the Lake Trail to visit the old ice house ruins. The program culminates with our own “Cut Ups” Jeff Greenwood, James Fischer, and Gerri Griswold demonstrating how ice was cut and moved using the same tools and methods.  Dress for the weather. We will be walking and standing on Ongley Pond for extended periods of time. Wear warm boots and prepare for wind and sun.  Hot beverages and treats will be provided to fortify you! 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum. FREE … Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.