The Thompson Ice House will hold its annual ice cream social in South Bristol from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, July 1.
The event will feature ice cream homemade with ice harvested in March and stored in the historic ice house. The ice cream will be made using traditional hand-crank machines.
Ice cream floats, sundaes, and other desserts will also be available. Hot dogs will be sold and a local music group will perform,, according to Ken Lincoln, president of the Thompson Ice House Preservation Corp.
The Thompson Ice Harvesting Museum, which offers a glimpse into the history of industrial ice-making, will be open for tours.
The event is free to attend, though there is a charge for ice cream and other concessions. All proceeds will be used to preserve the ice house and pond.
The nonprofit Thompson Ice House Preservation Corp. manages the Thompson Ice House, a working museum dedicated to the methods of traditional ice harvesting in South Bristol. For more information, go to thompsonicehouse.com or facebook.com/thompsonicehouse.