In this program, staff will give a brief discussion of the history of maple syrup, as well as instruction on the whole process of making this sweet treat. The program will include a brief discussion of Native, colonial, traditional and modern techniques of creating maple syrup, as well as a display of historic techniques showing how people tapped maple trees. Stations will be set up focusing on each of the historical approaches. Different tools will be displayed ranging from birch bark buckets to pipeline systems of the modern sugar bush. We will also compare methods as we boil down sap in both a cast iron kettle and a stainless steel evaporator.
Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately as the program will be held outdoors. This is ongoing throughout the afternoon. Participants may drop in on this activity.
General site admission applies for non-members. Regular site admission: $7/Adults, $6/Children (6-17) and Seniors (60+). Children under 5 are free.