Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Winter Evening Speakers Series: The Ice Harvesting Industry. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson.
The Hudson Valley was once the world's epicenter of the natural ice industry. Spring fed lakes supplied ice to the finest NYC hotels and luxurious ocean liners and it was prized across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Timothy Englert, former Development Executive for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and co-founder of the Knickerbocker Ice Festival in 2007, will share photos, tools, maps, illustrations and rare Thomas Edison films of the 1902 harvest at Rockland Lake.
Refreshments available. Admission: $7, Members: $5. Snow date: March 3. For more information visit hhnm.org. For snow date information after 5pm on Feb. 24 call
845-534-5506, ext. 204.
Photo Caption: Ice Cutting. Contributed photo.
For further information contact:
Marian Goldin, Marketing Manager
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
(845) 534-5506, ext. 215