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We had our best event yet in 2017 ~ See you February 3, 2018!  

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate wintertime.
We value your support and that of our dedicated volunteers. 



Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival

Coming... Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

SEVERE weather date: Sunday, February 4, 2018  

A New Hampshire tradition and timeless wintertime fun!


"Great time. So much fun!"  ~ Jared Jedry, Belmont, MA

 This event has taken place. Stay tuned for news of our 2018 event.

In 2017, we celebrated with these activities :

Participate in traditional ice block cutting, piking and hoisting ~ watch as it’s transported to our ice house

Celebrate winter with outdoor/indoor activities and history-based demonstrations
A list of scheduled activities is provided below the photos

Visit and touch farm animals in their winter coats and surroundings

Meet and greet Chinook dogs, the state dog of New Hampshire
The breed was started by Arthur Walden in Wonalancet (a community in Tamworth) in 1917

Get a rare look at antique Model T Ford Snowmobiles ~ originated in neighboring Ossipee, NH
Provided by the Model T Snowmobile Club of America ~ Rides are weather dependent

Listen to live music by Brier Hill Band in the Hearth Room ~ dancing is welcome!

Try your hand at a winter-themed craft or go on a scavenger hunt

Take a self-guided tour of the Museum Center: Ice Harvesting video; Remick Family history;
alk through the modest apartment Doc Remick shared with his wife Marion Miles Remick;
"Our Medicine Through Time" and "From Fields to Fiber" exhibits

Warm up with Farmhouse Kitchen favorites for purchase at the Sugarhouse
Including cook-your-own hot dogs and s’more kits for enjoying at an outdoor campfire ~ See menu items below

Raffle & Contest: Enter to win a Remick-Raised Egg & Meat Basket (incl. beef steaks), A ZOKU Triple Quick Pop Maker with additional product pieces, A Family Movie Nights Basket (movies, candy, popcorn movie passes)

The history of a winter industry and seasonal pastimes in New Hampshire.
ur MOST POPULAR annual event!


$10/person, ages 11 & above | $5/child ages 5–10 | 4 & under, FREE
Member Admission: $8 | $3 | FREE

No registration required. *If ice is not safe, visitors will not be allowed on the ice.
No matter the conditions, ice harvesting demonstrations (on ice, if safe for demonstrators) will occur.

“We really enjoyed ourselves today!” ~ Blyse & Stan Soby, Wolfeboro, NH





"Loved it!" ~ Sydney & Olivia Bell, North Berwick, ME

Scheduled Activities…

DEMONSTRATIONS + Outdoor cooking at our open firepit—samples 
+ Ice sculpting by Brian Stockman 
+ Step-by-step process of ice harvesting
+ Model T Ford Snowmobiles provided by The Model T Snowmobile Club of America

EXHIBITS + Wintertime animal trapping & lore + Snowshoes through time
Bob House/Ice Fishing Shack Ice Boat + Antique snow roller

LIVE MUSIC Traditional Appalachian tunes by Brier Hill Band

HISTORIC BUILDINGS + Learn how harvested ice was stored at our Ice House An English barn stable
Walk through the Hillsdale Dairy cattle barn Museum Center & Barn

WINTER GAMES + Simple ways to have fun in the outdoors

MEET & GREET + Say hello to our farm animals in their winter setting Chinook dogs: NH’s official state dog 


We accept credit cards!

Beef Stew* | Beef Chili* | Vegetarian Chili
Served with a roll, cake and a choice of beverage
Available while supplies last. As much as possible, we use Remick-grown and -produced items. *Made with Remick-raised beef.

Chocolate Chip Cookie | Lemon Cookie | Brownie | Popcorn | S’more Kit (for cooking at the firepit)
$1 each

Cook your own hot dog with bun (for cooking at the firepit)
$2 each

Hot Chocolate | Coffee | Tea | Bottled Water
$1 each




More in February:
Join us during
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK ~ Offering a unique activity each day, Monday–Friday
Night at the Museum: Outdoor Progressive Dinner & Contra Dance 

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