Ice harvest discussed in Dorset
DORSET — Back in the 19th century ice was the prime method of keeping foods cold. Prior to the advent of refrigerators, people had ice boxes in their kitchens (some even into the 1940s).
Learn all about how ice was harvested at Prentice Pond, East Dorset Pond, Equinox Pond, and farther afield in Vermont in this presentation by Terry Tyler and Judy Harwood.
See the machinery used in this winter work and more in a Power Point presentation, plus, on site, at least one of the tools used, And hear the tales of one local ice harvester.
This Third Thursday lunch lecture will be held at noon Feb. 20 at the Bley House Museum in Dorset.
For more information, see dorsetvthistory.org or call 802-867-0331.
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