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Back to School Ice Museum Special!

By Vicki Smith

Well kids you’ve been back to school a few days now and I bet you have lots of stories to tell about your first week back. Come to the museum next Saturday September 15th and share your stories with us. We would love to hear them. Come in and share your excitement of your return to school with everyone at Knowlton’s Ice Museum.

Kids ten years and under are free through the 15th. Enjoy Michigan’s long-ago history about ice harvesting back in the 1800’s. Learn how people lived back then without electricity and our current modern conveniences. We have pictures and video to show you how our great, great, great, great grandparents lived. We even have 10,000 square feet of space with ice related things to see for a small donation.


A couple came in last Saturday to enjoy our museum and gave the best complement I’ve ever gotten. They felt like they had come in the Henry Ford Museum. We have been called the hidden gem of Port Huron, but never compared to a nationally recognized museum. We do have many wonderful people come in to see us. Why don’t you come in and reminisce about days gone by. It’s a wonderful experience.

We are located at 317 Grand River, just one block east of Main Street, just down from Sperry’s Moviehouse.

Come and see us. Tours are offered any day of the week, just give us a call so we can set you and your group up for a tour. 810) 987-5441.

When you come to see us, you can look just across the street and see the new Millinery Shop in town. The owner has a flair for creating wonderful hats. When you finish our tour, you can walk over and see what style suits you. And kids don’t forget  to come in on the 15 of September to tell us your back to school stories! We’re looking forward to it.


I have been the manager of Knowlton’s Ice Museum for almost three years. I have lived in Port Huron all of my life and grew up with the Knowlton family. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. I belong to an antique tractor club in Croswell, MI where I’ve shown my 1949 8n Ford tractor in local parades. I love visiting the St. Clair river with my little dog and a good book for the afternoon. Quilting is a passion when I have them time. I truly enjoy sharing the ice harvesting history in our area; it brings back memories for so many people.


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