The history of ice cream and the ice cream cone is richer than what meets the tongue. It is thought that ice cream was enjoyed as long ago as 2 B.C. And we know that during the 1904 Worlds Fair in St. Louis, ice cream was sold in an edible pastry cone because of a dish shortage. But theres so much more to learn! At 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, the Storytelling in the Galleries series at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue) spins delicious yarns all about the frozen treat in honor of National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 20), which was made official by dessert enthusiast Ronald Reagan in 1984. In addition to the tales, Norton the Penguin hangs out from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., bringing with him complimentary North Star Frozen Treats, a fiddle concert begins at 2:30 p.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m., you can participate in hands-on activities (after you wash the free ice cream off those mitts, of course). For more information about the delicious celebration, call 314-746-4599 or visit www.mohistory.org; admission is free.
Sat., July 19, 2008