Clarence Birdseye Day

Inducted into the Inventors’ Hall of Fame in 2005, Clarence Birdseye was known as the father of frozen foods. He is acknowledged as the man who invented the frozen food industry allowing us to purchase the frozen vegetables, fruit and other items at the supermarkets that we do today. Although best known for his connection with frozen food, he was also a naturalist, trapper, inventor of lamps and co-authored with his wife, Elaine, a book on woodland plants. He is also listed as one of the top 100 Rotarians of all time.

October 7th marks the 50th anniversary of Birdseye’s death and a celebration of his life will be held at the Cape Ann Historical Museum at 10:00 AM. At that time, a presentation and movie will be shown and his portrait unveiled. Those in attendance will be encouraged to share stories and remembrances. Please contact Maggie Rosa at 978-281-1871 or Suzanne Silveira at 978-282-4101 for further information.