North Adams, MA–On Saturday, February 05, The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum will present an illustrated lecture about snowman history at 3pm. "Besides skiers, there is only one person who loves the winter we have had and that is “The Flakiest Guy Around” – the snowman. This illustrated lecture will explore the science, history and culture of one of our most enduring and endearing winter icons. No one really knows how or when the idea of a snowman occurred to a human but the invention has been a lasting one even if the actual snowman itself is not. In a winter when we have enough snow to build a million such creatures this program will probably inspire you to build at least one. Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located in North Adams south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8. The Visitors Museum is building #4. Information: 413-663-6312."
I (Bob Eckstein, author of the History of the Snowman) won't be there personally, as this is an independent thing but I've been informed the talk is based on the research from my book. That said, it should be very interesting.