Time: March 17, 2018 at 9:30am to March 18, 2018 at 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Event Type: demonstration
Organized By: Michael Arnum
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2018
For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp.
See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to "sugaring off," and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England.
Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village’s Freeman Farm. In addition, the potter and cooper will be making maple related items. Molly Geet, the Indian Doctress, will also be here to share Native American Sugaring practices and Native American storytelling.