Maple Days

9:30 AM-4:00 PM Sat, Mar 24 - Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Venue: Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566


Michael Arnum


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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. The Maple Days dates are March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, & 24-25

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