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A Demonstration of Maple Syrup Making Using Modern Tools

Nothing compliments hot off the griddle pancakes, waffles, or French toast better than warm, natural, freshly tapped and boiled down maple syrup.  Sorry Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth, but your processed corn syrup, water and sugar aka “maple syrup,” doesn’t hold a candle to fresh natural maple sap that comes strait from the tree.

On Sunday, March 10th you’ll have your chance to see how REAL maple syrup is made.  From 1pm to 4pm at the Welles Shipman Ward House in South Glastonbury, The Historical Society of Glastonbury (HSG) brings you Maple Sugar Madness: A Demonstration of Maple Syrup Making Using Modern Tools.  Glastonbury Native Mark Packard will take you through the maple sugar making process.  Attendees will check out the sugar bush on the hill where the trees are tapped.  Then you’ll see the sap transform as it boils in a large 2’x4’ pan, on concrete blocks with a fire underneath it.  You’ll get to see how delicious maple syrup is created and ask any questions you may have along the way.

The sap that is prepared and boiled during the demonstration won’t complete while you’re there.  BUT inside the Welles Shipman Ward House, pancakes will be cooked on the open hearth using an 18th century “receipt” and served with authentic native syrup – so you will get a taste of the final product.

This is a great family event!  All ages are welcome.  Admission is only $3 per person and Free to HSG members.  Rain date is Sunday, March 17th.  Please check the website or our Facebook page for more information and the most current updates on this event. 


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