The Aspen Historical Society (AHS) will host its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 5th from 2pm – 4pm at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum grounds. Admission is free with ice cream available for purchase.

The community is invited to the all-ages celebration, featuring a brass chamber quartet from Aspen Music Festival and School performance at 2pm, followed by a presentation of “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen,” a crash-course in Aspen history with professionally-trained actors at 3pm. Ice cream bowls and cones will be available to purchase for $3 each and “Aspen Crud” spiked milkshakes (a favorite prohibition-era libation at the Hotel Jerome bar) will be available for $5. Lawn games will be set-up for guests to play throughout the party.

Ice cream socials have been a popular summer gathering across the United States for hundreds of years. These cool celebrations were prevalent in late summer when, according to the legends, stored ice began to run out as summer temperatures soared. While there is no evidence of the ice running out in Aspen (perhaps due to high altitude temperatures) the community tradition of an ice cream social has been alive and well in the area since the mining years. Each summer, the AHS looks forward to celebrating this historic tradition with fun for the whole family and of course, ice cream! The event is generously sponsored by Paradise Bakery.

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue Name and Address:
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 W. Bleeker St. Aspen, CO
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