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Ice Well Renovations Start Celebration!

posted Jul 3, 2012, 9:06 PM by Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society
Ice Well Renovations Celebration
What better day to celebrate the beginning of renovations to Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well than one where the temperature reached 99 degrees and many of the celebrants had homes too hot to stay for lack of electricity.  The 50 or so folks standing and sweating at the corner of Cameron an N. Royal very much understood the delight 18th century Alexandrians must have felt when they had the opportunity to make use of the ice from Mr. Gadsby's ice well. To see more information about our ice well and the importance of this rare bit of urban 18th century technology see the the Ice Well page with a  the Virginia Department of Historic Resources  Historic Ice Well Slideshow  

Ice Well Renovations Celebration

 Ice Well Renovations Celebration
Ice Well Renovations Celebration
 
Mayor Bill Euille, new Lifetime GTMS member, provided congratulatory remarks
City dignitaries join the Museum Director and the GTMS Past President for Ribbon Cutting
Stop by to read the informative signs on the Ice Well Renovations Construction site
Although construction has begun, we still do not have all the required funding.  If you want to help us restore this unique bit of Alexandria history, you can