Taste Historical Ice Cream Flavors from Local Makers

The Rhode Island Historical Society is hosting its Bicentennial Jubilee with 1872-inspired ice cream flavors created by area shops.

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The Rhode Island Historical Society is hosting an epic, ice-cream-and-cherry-topped Bicentennial Jubilee on Saturday, June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event kicks off with a free 1872-inspired birthday party on the lawn of the John Brown House Museum in Providence.

Party guests will sample all kinds of 1872-inspired delights, including samples of Rhode Island history-inspired ice creams created by Clementine’s, Like No Udder (dairy free), Three Sisters and the Wright Scoop. Helado Taiyaki will also be selling a special flavor at their shop on Dean Street in Providence that afternoon.

Clementine’s is making Rocky Rhode, Three Sisters is Indian Pudding, Like No Udder will present a Peach and Pecan flavor, the Wright Scoop’s variety is Sugar Pie, and Helado Taiyaki is producing coffee ice cream.

Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Zoomobile will also roll on in for a visit. Guests will meet and interact with educators and ambassador animals to learn about the natural world and the zoo’s 1872 founding.

Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles will perform Irish dance and music, and kids can test out period lawn games organized by the RIHS’s Teen Advisory Board. Check out the RIHS’s bicentennial birthday cake created by chef Robert Zielinski from the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson and Wales University.

The Jubilee will also mark the opening of a new exhibit honoring the 250th anniversary of the Gaspee Affair, the Gaspee Legacy: Resistance or Treason? at the John Brown House Museum.

Rain date is Sunday, June 12.



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