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Ice Cream Social

Date(s): 08/07/2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It’s Time for Ice Cream!

     Can you imagine anything that would taste better right now than a dish of ice cream? Maybe ice cream and a brownie! These hot summer days are just begging for something cold and creamy, and we have it! You’re invited to join us for the Ephrata Cloister Ice Cream Social on Sunday afternoon, August 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Please mark your calendar and plan to stop by for ice cream and brownie sundaes with all the toppings. We’ll have live music,  Stu Huggens, the  local award-winning singer/songwriter, will perform an acoustic set of country and bluegrass from 1:00 to 3:00. Also enjoy a visit from K-PETS therapy dogs, demonstrations by our favorite Spinners and Weavers  including Bill Leinbach, the Itinerant Weaver, and special discounts in the Museum Store.  In addition, we’ll feature Patrick Miller, Wildlife and Conservation Specialist, as he introduces us to the critters that live here in Pennsylvania and in our own backyards. Visitors will likely have the chance to meet a  Red-tailed hawk, Eastern Screech owl, Great Horned owl, Red Ratsnake, and some assorted insects. We’re excited to see what furry, feathery, and scaly friends he will bring to the Cloister grounds. The buildings will be open for exploration, too.

     Tickets for ice cream and access to the grounds are $10 a person, but for members of the ECA, the cost is only $5 for ice cream.  For our members, access to the beautiful Cloister property is always free.

See you under the tent on Sunday, August 7!


Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister Summer Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wed. through Sat. & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sun. OPEN 9am-8pm Thurs. July 25th for Twilight Hours. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday.