Eat ice cream with Aspen Historical Society this Saturday
The Aspen Historical Society will host its annual Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum grounds. Admission is free with ice cream available for purchase.
The all-ages celebration will feature a brass chamber quartet from Aspen Music Festival and School performance at 2 p.m., followed by a presentation of “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen,” a crash-course in Aspen history, at 3 p.m.
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.
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