Annual Maple Sugar Demonstration

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Maple Sugar Madness 
Sunday, March 17, 2019
(Snow Date March 24th)

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GLASTONBURY PRESENTS MAPLE SUGAR MADNESS
A Demonstration of Maple Syrup Making

Where: Welles-Shipman-Ward House
            972 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT
When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 per person, free to members of the Historical Society of Glastonbury

    Celebrate the approach of Spring by joining us at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House.  On Sunday, March 17th (snow date of March 24th) you'll have your chance to see how REAL maple syrup is made.  Glastonbury native Mark Packard and his son Theo will take you through the maple sugar making process.  Watch the trees on the hill being tapped for maple sap.  Witness the sap being transformed as it boils in a large pan over a granite fire pit.  Learn and see first-hand how tree sap changes to delicious maple syrup and you can ask questions along the way.

    Inside the Welles-Shipman-Ward House, pancakes will be cooked on the open hearth using an 18th century recipe and served with syrup reserves  You are sure to enjoy the final product!  In addition to the demonstrations and samples, the Welles-Shipman-Ward, a 1755 river mansion, will be open to tour, as wells the barns and the tobacco shed.  Learn about local history from knowledgeable docents dressed in period clothing.

    This is a great outdoor winter family event! The barns and the house will be open to tour. All ages are welcome. Admission is only $5 per person and Free to HSG members. Parking for this event is available at St. Augustine’s Church and South Church. Handicap parking is available at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House. Please check our Facebook page for more information and the most current updates on this event. If you’d like more information, please call the Historical Society of Glastonbury at 860.633.6890 or email HSGlastonbury@sbcglobal.net.

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