Learn the History of Making Maple Syrup
"On a good day, the sap will run about two drops per heartbeat, and will fill a 16-quart bucket in eight hours."
A visit to the New England Maple Museum is as intriguing as it is educational, and appeals to all ages. The history of maple sugaring is brought to life in over 100 feet of murals extensively researched and created by painter Grace Brigham.
The museum has the most complete collection of sugaring artifacts in existence from an ancient block of wood with a sap collecting gash made by American Indians to modern plastic pipeline.
Real evaporators simulate the syrup making process. Antique historical photos tell the early history in black and white, while two large dioramas depict true-to-life turn of the century scenes – maple sugaring on the family farm, and a back country logging camp in colorful miniature.
The smaller of the two dioramas contains 120 museum quality figures, each taking over 4 hours to carve and one hour to paint. Children tasting maple The best part about maple candy making at the New England Maple Museum is the tasting.
A slide show chronicles the maple sugaring process on a Vermont family farm. The museum also offers live demonstrations of maple candy making, and wooden sap bucket construction. (Please call for times.)
And a trip would not be complete without sampling various grades of maple syrups and mouth-watering Vermont specialty foods in our tasting room.
Our gift shop carries the best that Vermont has to offer from all grades of syrups, and mouth-watering maple products to artwork by popular Vermont artists such as Warren Kimble, Vermont craft, books and much, much more. If you can’t pay us a visit, a sampling of Vermont maple products can be purchased on-line in our Gift Shop, or from our mail order catalog. Call 800-639-4280, or fill out this form to request a catalog.
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Vermont Maple Syrup this Holiday Season
Everyone knows how good pure maple syrup tastes on a steaming hot stack of pancakes on winter mornings. Share the experience this holiday with your friends and relatives by ordering our Pure Vermont Maple Products and Specialty Foods.
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