The Dubuque County Historical Society will celebrate a milestone July 4, 2014 with the 50th Annual Ice Cream Social. This time-honored celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can tour the rooms of the stately Ham House, experience frontier life at the Arriandeau Log House and Humke one-room school, listen to live music, participate in colonial activities, hear the thunder of cannonfire and enjoy a day of patriotic family fun.
This year’s celebration will include traditional cakes and ice cream treats as well as delicious picnic food favorites such as brats, hot dogs, barbeque pork, chips, soda and lemonade. The Ice Cream Social will also feature live music, living history demonstrations including a Civil War musket and cannon firing, and several activities for children including Victorian games, crafts and prizes.
Admission to the Ice Cream Social is free however donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the Mathias Ham House Historic Site, a property of the Dubuque County Historical Society.