The historic Thompson Ice House in South Bristol will hold its annual ice cream social from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, July 7.
The event will feature ice cream homemade with ice harvested in March, stored in the ice house, and made with traditional hand-crank machines. Kids can help churn the ice cream.
Round Top Ice Cream, root beer floats, sundaes, and other desserts will also be available. Hot dogs will be sold, antique car rides will be offered, and the musical group Hired Hands 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, although 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.