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Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style at the Senate House State Historic Site
April 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, along with Senate House staff, for this free, family-friendly celebration of the annual maple season. Collecting maple sap and boiling it down is a long-standing tradition in North America. Learn how to make maple candy as Nick provides a live demonstration, boiling maple syrup and pouring it into molds. Other planned activities include boiling maple sap into syrup, making jack wax candy, baking molasses cornbread and waffles over an open fire, hewing a log into a trough and making wooden buckets and spiles, which were historically used to collect sap. The First Ulster Militia will re-enact a raid on the sugar bush. Mark Rust will perform traditional 18th century music on a variety of musical instruments including banjo, violin, guitar and spoons. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for the maple candy tabling program is limited to five individuals at a time. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. This program will take place at the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston. This is a walk-in program and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact the Senate House State Historic Site directly at 845-338-2786.