Litchfield: Cut It Out - History of Ice Harvesting

Description: Ice harvested from Bantam Lake was used for refrigeration throughout the year. Begin at 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.
Location: White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield
URL: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/cut-it-out-local-history-and-practice-ice-harvesting
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm EST
Duration: 3 hours
Category: History*, Nature*
Updated: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:58am GMT