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Annual Maple Sugar Festival
March 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$5 – $15
Demonstration of traditional Native American Maple Sugaring, along with a pancake brunch, storytelling and educational activities.
About This Event
Looking for a sweet end to the winter months? As the days get warmer, but the nights remain cold, it’s the right condition for maple sugaring! Join IAIS staff for an event celebrating the gift of Maple Sugar. Throughout the day, IAIS Museum Educator and Ecologist Susan Scherf will demonstrate various traditional techniques of collecting sap and boiling it down into syrup and sugar. For an enriching experience, listen to some Traditional Native American stories as recounted by Education Director Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation) and participate in family-friendly educational activities.
Maple Syrup Demonstrations to be held at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Storytelling to take place at 12:00 and 2:00pm. Educational activities ongoing throughout the day.
Hungry? Between 11:30am and 1:00pm, enjoy pancakes topped with real maple syrup, as well as coffee and orange juice, while learning about the importance of the maple sugar season to local Native American cultures.
Price of Participation
$15 for Non-Members, $5 for Members. Materials included. Space per session is limited and pre-registration is required.