2015-08-14 / Community

A Window on the Past

Ice cream-making demo to be held at Bug Light Park
By Kathryn DiPhilippo
South Portland Historical Society


Visitors to South Portland Historical Society’s museum at Bug Light are invited to see how ice cream was made decades ago. Susan McLellan Plaisted will demon- strate the process from beginning to end. (Heart to Hearth Cookery Courtesy photo) Visitors to South Portland Historical Society’s museum at Bug Light are invited to see how ice cream was made decades ago. Susan McLellan Plaisted will demon- strate the process from beginning to end. (Heart to Hearth Cookery Courtesy photo) The South Portland Historical Society invites the public to attend an interesting program at the museum this weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 15, society member Susan McLellan Plaisted, proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, will present a special demonstration: “From Ice to Ice Cream: Making Ice Cream with a Sabotiere” from noon to 3 p.m. This is the fourth year she has come to South Portland to share her talents and interesting historic cooking demonstrations in memory of her parents, Guy and Ruth McLellan.

This hands-on program Saturday is for everyone from the young to young at heart. Participate in the preparation of the ice, the making of the ice cream and, of course, sampling. Participants will prepare ice cream as it was done for George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The event will take place at the historical society’s museum at Bug Light Park.

This is an ongoing program, so feel free to come at any time between noon and 3 p.m., but if you want to participate in the preparation of the ice, an early arrival near noon is suggested. The event is free, but donations are welcome and encouraged. To reach the museum, take Broadway east to the ocean, turn left onto Breakwater Drive, then turn right onto Madison Street that leads to the museum in the park.

For more information, visit the society’s Facebook page at South Portland Historical Society, or call the society at 767-7299.

Kathryn DiPhilippo is director of South Portland Historical Society.

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