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County museum offers Ice Industry Exhibit

January 27, 2019

La PORTE — The La Porte County Historical Society Musuem invites to public to explore their Ice Industry Exhibit and let the children have fun with their Ice Block Scavenger Hunt or Coloring Corner.

It has been recorded that more ice was shipped from La Porte County than from any other place west of the Hudson River. Keeping food cold in our early history was not an easy job, and ice harvesting on the lakes in the county was a major industry.

Learn about the various companies that were involved in this industry, their locations as well as tools of the trade, methods of harvesting and more.

Travel back in time to touch actual blocks of ice donated by City’s Pure Ice Inc. Be sure to be at the museum on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to watch as they carve the giant ice blocks. Then, visit the museum which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information, contact 324-6767. The museum is located at 2405 Indiana Ave., La Porte.

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