Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Cut it Out! The Local History and Practice of Ice Harvesting
February 10, 2024

Cut it Out! The Local History and Practice of Ice Harvesting

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 their 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. A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $10.00.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online www.whitememorialcc.org
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