See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off,” and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England.
Learn about how maple sugaring has changed over the years through our Maple Sugaring Timeline, an examination of different tapping techniques. See demonstrations of the traditional Native American methods, early 19th-century New England, 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 Farm.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 14-15. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and historians will explain what caused the wave of Irish immigration in the 19th century and talk about what life was like for Irish families after they arrived in America.
Extend your celebration into the evening on Saturday, March 14, 2015, by purchasing tickets to our Full Gael Celtic Concert, which will consist of an evening of Irish music and Irish themed food, starting at 6:00PM in our Stephen Brewer Theater.
Full Gael Celtic Concert
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 6:00pm
$12 per person. $10 for OSV Members
Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Concert begins at 7:00 pm
In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ll be putting on a nightime concert exclusively featuring Full Gael. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. the evening of Irish music begins. Irish-themed food is also available for purchase starting at 6:00 p.m. Watch a preview of Full Gael’s music by clicking here.
*Event info and photos courtesy of OSV.org*