The importance of ice in pre-refrigeration days - History Center talk Sept.11How goods were kept cold locally in the days before refrigeration will be explained in a presentation at the Old Colorado City History Center Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m.
The title is “Ice Production: The Storage and Delivery in Tri-Lakes, Monument and Ute Pass Regions.”
Local historian Tom VanWormer will discuss how ice used to be made, stored and delivered from the 1880s to the 1940s.
“The introduction of natural ice in the late 1800's allowed a broadening diversity to the American diet,” states a press release from the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the volunteer nonprofit that runs the History Center, at 1 S. 24th St.
No reservations are required for the talk, but seating is limited. There's a $5 cost for non-society members.
For more information, call 636-1225, or come by the History Center (open in the warmer months from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
From a press release