Steamtown NHS presents ‘A Cool Look at the Ice Industry,’ starting Feb. 7 in Scranton
From a press release:
To celebrate winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains, including the 22nd annual Tobyhanna Ice Harvest on Mill Pond No. 1, the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton will feature an exhibit entitled “A Cool Look at the Ice Industry.”
Through historic artifacts and images from local historical societies and Steamtown’s collection, the exhibit traces the path of ice from ponds and lakes to homes and businesses, and presents ice as a resource that shaped a new America. The exhibit, located in the park’s Changing Exhibits Gallery, opens this Saturday, Feb. 7.
The exhibit, open through April 26, is included in the park’s daily entrance fee, which is $7 for ages 16 and older; children 15 and younger accompanied by an adult are free.
Located on Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton, the Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 3; regular hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., resume on Saturday, April 4. General park information is available by phoning 570-340-5200 during regular business hours or by visiting the park website.
Watch a video from the 2010 Tobyhanna Ice Harvest Festival featuring the use of an antique power saw to cut through the mill pond below: