Scream for ice cream, but for a good cause

If you scream for ice cream, Macomb is going to be the place to be this weekend.

If you scream for ice cream, Macomb is going to be the place to be this weekend.

The Western Illinois Museum will hold its annual Ice Cream Tasting Festival.

Guests attending the ice cream festival will be treated to a tasting of 12 different flavors.

You'll also be able to sit down with a sort of historian of ice cream, George Wanamaker.

Wanamaker has antique ice cream related items that you'll be able to view and learn about.

The collaboration between The Old Dairy and the Western Illinois Museum serves a purpose of helping support the museum.

"We're fortunate in this community, we have a lot of people who love history and collect items, and our collection is mostly donations from people in the community, we're a regional history museum," Museum Director Sue Scott said. "This is our 40th birthday so again ice cream for your birthday is perfect."

During the event, you will not only learn where the malt came from, but experience one of America's favorite treats on the first day of summer.

"They came up with a malted milk which was an egg-nog type mixture with eggs, milk, and a little malt powder and a little whiskey in it," Wanamaker said.

The festival takes place on Saturday, June 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Old Dairy located at 210 South Lafayette Street, in Macomb, Illinois.

Tickets are $7 and are on sale at the museum, which is located at 201 South Lafayette Street.

You can click here for more information about the festival on their Facebook event page.