Old Sturbridge Village will highlight the history of New England's maple industry during its Maple Days celebrations, held on four consecutive weekends starting March 2-3.

The Village's costumed historians will demonstrate the maple-sugaring process of the early 19th-century at a working sugar camp, show how maple-sugaring has changed over the years and more. Special Maple Days packages are also available for families and couples, including a stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges at the Village. The dates for Maple Days are March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24; operating hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full details are available at www.osv.org.

Visitors attending Maple Days will see the entire maple sugar-making process, from tapping trees to "sugaring off," and learn how maple sugar was used in early New England. Visitors can also watch demonstrations of different tapping techniques from 19th-century New England to 20th-century metal buckets, and contemporary tubing. Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village's Freeman Farmhouse.


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