TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, JANUARY 15, 2018: On Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village celebrates winter with its 15th
annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival. This signature event showcases New England agricultural life and the historical practices, crafts, trades, traditions and pastimes that have been passed down through generations.
Remick's Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival is a family-friendly event and visitors are invited to explore the centuries-old museum property as they participate in winter-time activities and historical demonstrations. Traditional 19th-century ice harvesting equipment will be on display as ice cutting demonstrations take place on the museum pond. Attendees will be encouraged to try their hand at ice block cutting, piking it down the channel, and hoisting it onto the ramp where it will then be loaded on sleds and transported by working steers to the ice house.
A visit to Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival would be incomplete without the hardy Remick Farm animals, resplendent in their winter coats. They will "meet-and-greet" visitors who explore the museum barn and venture out to see them in the winter pasture. Chinook dogs, New Hampshire's state dog, will also be on hand to delight visitors. Originally bred in 1917 by Arthur Treadwell Walden in Wonalancet, NH, these friendly dogs came to fame in 1928-1929 when Walden ran the dog teams for Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic expedition. In addition to these attractions, activities for 2018 include: a snowshoe showcase with outdoorsman Dave Evans, a display of traditional ice boats, and a snow sculpting area for visitors to create their own masterpiece.
Remick-made foods will be for sale in the museum's sugar house, available while supplies last. Lunch options include Tuscan Soup, Beef Chili or Vegetarian Chili, each made using Remick-grown and -raised ingredients and served with a roll, brownie and a choice of beverage for $7. Hot dogs and s'more kits will be available to "cook your own" at the fire pit; sweet and savory treats will also be available, including hot chocolate.
When it is time to warm up, go inside the Museum Center where visitors can experience live music in the Hearth Room and dance to the tunes of the Brier Hill Band. Not to be missed are exhibits about the Remick Family, traditional and herbal medicine, and flax-to-fiber, as well as a winter-time children's craft, raffles and a scavenger hunt.
Admission to this event includes all activities and is $10 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 5-10, and free for ages 4 and under. Museum members receive $2 off the admission price. For additional information call 603-323-7591 or visit Remick's website at
Support for this 15th
annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival is provided by
**In the event of severe weather, the event will take place on Sunday, February 4th**