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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Ice museum marks one year

  • The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum opened last Memorial Day in Lakeville.
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  • - The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum opened last Memorial Day in Lakeville.
    They will be celebrating their one year anniversary Saturday, May 25 and have music, food, live ice carving and a tour of the facility.
    Children can enjoy face painting, arts and crafts and free sno cones. All food proceeds will benefit the Wallenpaupack High School Swim Team.
    Each year Sculpted Ice Works manufactures over 12,000 crystal clear ice carving blocks in their plant, and transforms them into brilliant ice sculptures of all sizes. Mark Crouthamel, master carver and founder of Sculpted Ice Works in 1999, has spent several years developing a factory tour of the ice plant and a museum to capture the history of naturally harvested ice.
    Years ago, harvesting lake ice in the region was both a large commercial industry as well as done locally for farms and families. Step back in time to learn how ice was "made" before commercial refrigeration.
    The museum showcases ice harvesting tools, uses of ice before refrigeration, and how ice was delivered. Enter into the modern ice plant, and watch how clear ice is manufactured today. Learn how ice sculptures are made in the Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour.
    The Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum will be open Friday, Saturday and Monday of Memorial day weekend and open Tuesday through Saturday from then on.
    Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Admission is $7 for adults, $5 ages 3-14 and under 3 are free.
    Sculpted Ice Works is located in Lakeville, PA on route 590 between Hawley and Hamlin. It is an easy drive from Philadelphia and New York City.
    More info can be found online at sculptediceworks.com/tour or by calling 570-226-6246.
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