Storrowton Village Museum to Host Maple Harvest Day on March 10
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Storrowton Village Museum will celebrate all things maple on Maple Harvest Day, Sunday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual free 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 own Maple Harvest Sampler Cookbook, will be sold in a maple-themed pop-up shop. Docent-led tours and 19th-century craft demonstrations will also be available in the Gilbert Farmhouse. New this year will be a maple cotton candy station.
The West Springfield Lions Club will flip pancakes, served with pure New England maple syrup, in the Village’s red Greenwich Barn from 10 a.m. to noon. Pick up a plate for $5 per person, with a side choice of sausages, coffee, and juice. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast will be donated to Storrowton’s educational programs.
For more information about Storrowton Village Museum’s Maple Harvest Day, visit storrowtonvillage.com or call (413) 205-5051.