• Frozen Water Trade

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    Name: Frozen Water Trade
    Date: September 19, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Eileen Eckert of Barton Historical Society will remember the forgotten industry of ice harvesting. Before electric refrigerators and mechanical ice making technology, ice was cut from frozen ponds, lakes, and rivers and sold to meat packing and brewing companies, as well as to residential ice box owners. Explore the many inventions that enhanced ice production, an industry that rivaled cotton in the 19th Century. Eileen will also present her drawings and paintings that depict the rise and fall of the ice harvesting industry. No charge.
    Location:
    the Old Courthouse Museum
    320 S 5th Ave
    est Bend 53095
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:30-7:30pm
    Contact Information:
    Patricia 262-335-4678
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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