Ice Harvest at Hanford Mills Museum
The Region’s Coolest Tradition!
What crop is best harvested in the middle of winter?
For the answer, come out to the Ice Harvest at Hanford Mills Museum on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10 am – 4 pm.
The day provides a hands-on history lesson—and a day of winter fun. Before there was refrigeration, ice was harvest to preserve agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months.
Visitors can walk out on the frozen mill pond and help cut blocks of ice using vintage ice saws. The ice will then be hauled by a horse-drawn sled, and packed in a traditional ice house. The ice harvested at the event will be used to make ice cream at the Hanford Mills Museum Independence Day Celebration.
The Ice Harvest Festival also features a hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, children’s games and activities, outdoor fire pits, films showing ice harvests in the 1930s, and more.
Intersection County Routes 10 & 12 East Meredith, NY 13757
February 02, 2013