The Knowlton’s Ice Museum of North America is proud to extend the exhibit, BILL & LEO’S “SWEET MEMORIES OF DIANA SWEET SHOPPE”.
Diana Sweet Shoppe operated in Port Huron from 1926-2001. In 2010, Gibson Guitar, Inc. acquired the shop from owners Bill and Leo Deligianis, reassembled it, and opened the store in Nashville, TN. Named after Diana, the Roman version of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, charming memorabilia long replaced from the original Diana Sweet Shoppe will be on display just a few short blocks from where the original sweet shoppe store operated for 75 years.
Thanks to the Deligianis brothers, you will see history brought to life in this rare time capsule of Americana and one of Port Huron’s most revered businesses.
In 2008, the Knowlton’s Ice Museum moved from Port Huron Twp. to downtown Port Huron. The 10,000 square foot space features of over 4,000 ice artifacts and real video footage of the era. From old ice picks to the horse drawn ice wagons you will see history brought to life. Most people don't realize that the natural ice industry was one of the ten largest industries in the U.S. in 1900.
The ice museum is the only one of its kind in North America. Hours: June - Sept. Thurs., Fri., and Sat., from 11am - 5pm.; Oct. - May Saturdays from 11am - 5pm. 317 Grand River Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060. Groups over 12 by appointment all year. Call 810.987.5441 for more information.