Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Ice Melt Contest

 

  • GADS1_Ice_FullPrev : View into the Ice Well on Day 1 of the Contest – Hay Used as Insulation

    View into the Ice Well on Day 1 of the Contest – Hay Used as Insulation

  • GADS2_throw : Loading Ice into the Ice Well

    Loading Ice into the Ice Well

  • GADS3_shoe2 : Frozen "Treasures" in the Ice Blocks Will Melt Free During the Contest

    Frozen "Treasures" in the Ice Blocks Will Melt Free During the Contest

  • GADS4_Stack : The Ice Well Hatch (Under the Corner of Cameron and S. Royal St., Alexandria VA)

    The Ice Well Hatch (Under the Corner of Cameron and S. Royal St., Alexandria VA)

  • GADS5_Unfroze Cube : As Items Defrosted They Were Placed on Display in the Ice Well Viewing Window

    As Items Defrosted They Were Placed on Display in the Ice Well Viewing Window

Watching ice melt – a cool fund-raising event to support the restoration of the historic ice well at Gadsby’s Tavern.

 

Using 18th-century ice preservation techniques, 6,300 pounds of were loaded into the Gadsby’s Tavern historic ice well for the Ice Melt Contest. Visitors could buy tickets to guess the date on which the Ice Mound would finally disappear, while a web-cam kept vigil.

 

Throughout the event “treasures” frozen in the ice blocks were displayed on the viewing windows at the site as they melted free. The ice mound lasted 51 days.

 

 

Client: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Project: Ice Melt Contest
Role: Graphic Design
Location: Alexandria, VA
Year: 2012