Multimedia StoryTelling

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Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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The Tully Ice Harvest Festival takes place on Green Lake in Tully, New York once a year. Tully is located an hour from Syracuse, New York. The Ice Harvest Festival provides a way for the people of Tully and surrounding areas to have access to large amounts of ice. Unfortunately, the 2013 Tully Ice Harvest Festival did not take place due to the weather which caused the ice to be too thin to cut. The ice is often used in keeping items cold rather than making things with it. Gordon Howard of Tully, New York provides insight on the harvesting process. The footage and interview was conducted in February of 2009 by Peter Chen.


Written by haleywalley

May 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Ice Harvesting

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Gordon Howard explains the process of ice harvesting on Green Lake during the Tully Ice Harvest Festival in Tully, New York.  The footage for this video was filmed in February 2009.

Written by stephaniependergrass

May 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This is a video portraying what goes into “ice harvesting.” Gordon Howard, a volunteer with the Tully Ice Harvest Festival in Tully, NY, explains what goes on at Green Lake, which was where this footage was shot. This was done in 2009.

Each year in Tully, people come together and harvest the ice, which means they basically cut it into squares and store it in an Ice House.

Farmers had their own ponds and had an ice house to help keep their milk cold and anything else that might need refrigeration, Howard said. This was very helpful back in the old days. When people started getting refrigerators, it became more commercial.

Written by Leah

May 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This video was taken from the annual Ice Harvest Festival in February of 2009 on the Green Lake of Tully, New York, which is about an hour south of Syracuse. The festival originally started with Ice Farmers that moved to Tully to find work. They would come from all over the world just to harvest the ice found here.

The video, narrated by Gordon Howard, a volunteer at the festival, shows the process of the harvest of the ice; from the clearing of the snow, to the scoring into 18-inch square blocks, to the transporting via horse-drawn carriages to the ice house.

Howard proceeds to discuss the history and economical impact that the festival has on the town, along with the importance of the help of the townspeople and invites any and everyone to come out and attend.

Written by tnrwtsn

May 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

NY Ice Harvesting Festival

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Tully, NY presented there annual Ice Harvesting Festival (Filmed Feb. /2009). This video shows the process of ice harvesting among members of the Tully community. The man speaking in the interview is Gordon Howard (Interviewed by Peter Chen). He describes the festival, the process of ice harvesting and how it is used in a world that now has refrigeration.

When people usually think of  the harvesting of ice, they think of a much older time period without things like refrigerators or in-door plumbing. This videography shows that not only is ice harvesting still happening, but it still serves a valued purpose. This Festival gets the entire family involved for the shared, learning experience of ice harvesting.

Written by annafrancis2013

May 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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This short video news story covers the annual Tully Ice Harvest Festival which took place in Tully, NY, in February 2009.

Gordon Howard, a volunteer with the Tully Ice Harvest Festival, explains how important the harvest festival is to the history of Tully.

Back before the days that refrigeration was available, farmers would harvest blocks of ice from their ponds for keeping important items like milk cold. Ice harvesting was an important part of Tully’s economy; workers would come from other cities to harvest ice to be shipped to the South and other parts of the country.

Howard explains the process of cutting the ice, moving it and storing it in ice houses insulated by sawdust.

This video is a great example of multimedia storytelling.

Written by Shanning Celeste Newell

May 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

The Annual Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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Here’s the video I put together from footage and an interview provided to us from the annual Tully, N.Y. Ice Harvest Festival in February of 2009. The harvest itself is visually compelling and the process that is explained in the video by volunteer Gordon Howard is very detailed. It is very interesting to see how people kept their goods cold in the time before electricity and refrigeration.

Written by jessicaeking

May 1, 2013 at 4:33 am