Sugaring: A Sweet Educational Journey at the Remick Museum!

The Remick Museum's annual Maple Sugaring special event will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 1-4pm in Tamworth, New Hampshire. 

The festivities will begin promptly at 1pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Remick Museum Sugar House, located on Great Hill Road, lead by Tamworth Selectman, Willie Farnum.

Come inside the sugar house to see and smell the maple sugaring process, as John Dyrenforth, Remick Museum Trustee and long-time maple producer, leads a team of volunteers and staff to operate the new evaporator.  Sample maple treats, such as sugar-on-snow, maple candy, 4 grades of maple syrup, and sap. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride to the sugar bush, and view demonstrations of Native American, Colonial, and backyard boiler “sugaring off” methods.

The Remick Museum Farm House & Visitor's Center will feature exhibits on the life of maple trees, tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling down. Learn how the process was first introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans. View the living quarters of Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick, the country doctor who owned the property, and see exhibits on the agricultural way of life in New Hampshire from 1790 to the present. There will be craft making activities for children.  Admission is $5.00 per person.

For more information contact:

Robin M. Tagliaferri Ferreira
Development Officer
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Rd, P O Box 250
Tamworth, NH 03886
Photograph: Museum Interpreter, Virginia Taylor, prepares a sampling of maple sugar treats in the new sugar house, with a funnel of sweet smelling steam in the background. Pickles are used in between samplings to clean the palette of excess sugar. Property of the Remick Museum, used with permission.


Also see: -March Maple Madness-

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