Colonial Ice Cream Discovery Day

Colonial Ice Cream Discovery Day

August 12, 201712:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Colonial Ice Cream Discovery Day

Discover how colonists in the Hudson River Valley prepared ice cream on hot summer days, long before electricity made it easy to keep things cold.  Watch as interpreters in period costume use colonial era recipes, ice cream molds, and a reproduction 18th century ice cream maker called a sabotiere to prepare this summer treat the old fashioned way.  A scavenger hunt will highlight items in the museum related to Dutch colonial dairy production, the sugar trade, and more.  Visitors of all ages will also learn how to make their own ice cream at home, using basic ingredients and simple techniques. The museum will be open for self-guided visitation during the program, including the special exhibit A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World.
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Crailo State Historic Site