Early New England Ice Harvesting – Mark Your Calendars

When: Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Where: Quonochontaug Grange, 5664 Post Road, Charlestown (map below)
What: The Quonochontaug Historical Society is presenting a lecture “Early New England Ice Harvesting”.

Quonnie once had an ice house at the edge of Garden Pond. Join the Quonochontaug Historical Society in learning about the importance of ice harvesting in days gone by. This illustrated talk by Jane Hennedy gives a crystal-clear look into a process that was once commonplace for people in past centuries in order to keep their food fresh.

Jane Hennedy is Site Manager for Southern Rhode Island at two 18th century farms owned by Historic New England and works at all four of the organization’s sites but primarily at Casey Farm in Saunderstown and Watson Farm in Jamestown. The talk was developed a few years ago while she was director of the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, MA.

Come in from the cold for this interesting lecture with a cup of hot chocolate and visit the new Quonochontaug Historical Society Archive Center which will also be open.

Map to Quonochontaug Grange, 5664 Post Road, Charlestown