Events & Exhibits
Zoom Presentation on Sunday Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.
Ice Harvesting in Acton and New England
The story of ice harvesting in New England is actually multiple stores: that of a local resource necessary for food preservation and dairy farming; the changing technologies for harvesting ice and refrigeration, and the development of a worldwide consumer market. This presentation looks at the history, tools, harvesting methods, personalities, and changes in the market for ice and refrigeration. It also compares Acton’s local ice industry with Wenham's development of a world-wide trade. Presented by Larry Kerpelman and Doug Herrick.
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Postponed Event, due to coronavirus -
Grand Reopening and Community Celebration
Date and Time to be decided
300 Main Street
Open House to celebrate the completion of our landscape project. Our goal is to thank the Town and the Community Preservation Committee for their funding generosity, to acknowledge the efforts of the contractors and project team, and to share the results of their efforts with the public.
There will be tours of the Hosmer House, presentations, demonstrations, and exhibits, including the 19th century barn and its collection of agricultural tools and machinery.
Other local historical, conservation, and agricultural groups will be participating.
This event will be free of charge, and more details on events and schedules will follow.
For a slideshow of the landscaping project in process as well as other work on the Hosmer House, click here. For those curious about the wooden extensions to our stone wall, read our blog post.