Sugaring Season in Massachusetts is in full swing and Storrowton Village Museum will celebrate all things maple on Maple Harvest Day. The free event will take place on Sunday, March 11, from 10am to 3pm.
Storrowton’s annual event highlights the history and tradition of maple sugaring in New England. The historic Gilbert Farmhouse will turn into a sugarhouse for the day. Visitors can learn how the “liquid gold” is made, from tree tapping to sap boiling, and watch 19th century open hearth cooking demonstrations of maple recipes. A selection of gifts, including the Village’s very own Maple Harvest Sampler Cookbook, will be sold in a maple-themed pop-up shop. Docent-led tours and 19th century craft demos will also be available in the Gilbert Farmhouse.
Want to make a morning of it? The West Springfield Lions Club and Storrowton Tavern will each feature maple-focused dining experiences during the event:
- The West Springfield Lions Club will flip pancakes, served with pure New England maple syrup, in the Village’s red Greenwich Barn from 10am to noon. Pick up a plate for $5 per person, with a side choice of sausages and coffee or juice. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast will be donated to Storrowton’s educational programs.
- Storrowton Tavern’s Sunday Brunch menu will include maple flavors. The brunch runs from 11am to 2pm and is $17 for adults and $10 for children.
For more information about Storrowton Village Museum’s Maple Harvest Day, visit storrowtonvillage.com or call 413-205-5051.
Storrowton Village Museum, an educational arm of Eastern States Exposition (a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization) and located on its grounds in West Springfield, Mass., presents hands-on school programs and guided tours of its historic buildings throughout the year as well as seasonal 19th century-themed events. It is the site of Storrowton Tavern/Carriage House, The Shops at Storrowton and is a popular site for weddings. For more information, visit storrowtonvillage.com or call 413-205-5051.