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Tuesday, January 26 2016

The History of Local Ice Harvesting

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

Some among us might remember deliveries from the milk man but how about from the ice man? What about actual iceboxes?  This Saturday, January 30th, from 1PM to 2PM, in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center, there will be a slideshow presentation on ice harvesting, which was essential before the refrigeration era.  This event will give the audience a look at ice harvesting that used to occur where Unity Park is today, Green Pond near Lake Pleasant, and elsewhere in our watershed.

About the Discovery Center
The Great Falls Discovery Center Winter Hours are 10AM to 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment on Tuesdays.  The center is located at the Connecticut River Gateway State Park, 2 Avenue A, in Turners Falls.  They can be reached by email at ct.greenway@state.ma.us or by phone at (413) 863-3221.  More information can also be found on their website:  www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways.  Led by Commissioner Leo Roy, the agency's mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources.  To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit www.mass.gov/dcr or contact mass.parks@state.ma.us.

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