Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Apalachicola to honor Dr. John Gorrie at Water Street Festival of Ice

Dr. John Gorrie

The City of Apalachicola will honor Dr. John Gorrie and his induction into the inaugural class of the newly established Florida Inventors Hall of Fame next month as part of the upcoming Water Street Festival of Ice. 

On Friday August 15 noted author and ice expert Ellie Morris will present a talk about the impact the introduction of ice on early North Florida development. Morris’ ice presentation will be the first in the City’s 2014-2015 Visit Florida funded lecture series. 

The next day, Saturday, August 16, the town will host a re-inactment of the first delivery of ice to Apalachicola and celebrate Dr. John Gorrie's induction into the Florida Hall of Inventors with a proclamation from Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson and ceremonial champagne toast. Ice carving, snow cones and music will follow at the the John Gorrie Museum located at 46 6th Street

Later in the month, Aug. 30, the cool continues with a cool jazz concert on the dock at beautiful Riverfront Park.

For more information about Dr. Gorrie, visit the Gorrie Museum and to download a map of Apalachicola's museums, visit