EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Sharon Historical Society to Talk About Ice Making
The Sharon Historical Society will be hosting a meeting Sunday about Sharon's Ice Harvest Trade.
Jane Hennedy, a Historic Preservation and American Studies expert, and dynamic and humorous speaker, will present an illustrated Ice Harvesting talk this Sunday at the Sharon Historical Society's museum.
Did you know that Sharon's own Lake Massapoag was part of a thriving Ice Harvest business at the turn of the last century?
Or that a 1903 Christmas Eve fire, perhaps the work of an arsonist, burned to the ground the huge lakeshore ice house owned by The People's Ice Company, effectively ending Sharon's Ice Harvest trade. We can hardly imagine today that ice for cool drinks in the summer could come from blocks of ice carefully cut in the winter, insulated in sawdust, and transported to distant places in the summer. Some ice sailed by ship from Boston to places as far away as India!
Please join members and friends of the Sharon Historical Society at this fascinating, educational, and family friendly event at this Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2 - 3:30 pm. The museum is located at 16 High St., Sharon, diagonally across the street from the High St. entrance of the Sharon Public Library, and beside the Congregational Church parking lot.
Admission is free to all. And there is a very good chance the refreshments (also free) will include some of Sharon's current favorite Ice product - Crescent Ridge dairy ice cream!