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March 21, 2013

Old Fort Western readyfor Maple Syrup Day

Kennebec Journal Staff

AUGUSTA -- Old Fort Western, the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store and house museum on the Kennebec River, will host its 20th annual Maple Syrup Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Participants can step into the past with the smells and tastes of the 18th century.

According to a press release, during the 18th century maple syrup demonstrations, organizers will whittle spiles, tap trees and collect and boil sap over an open fire. Inside the kitchen over an open hearth, there will be a cornbread-baking demonstration. In the parlor, watch as maple syrup is transformed into maple sugar, a staple sweetener of the 18th century, and upstairs learn to weave on a loom.

Admission to the fort is always free on Maple Syrup Day, donations are welcome and admission donations and sale proceeds will benefit the Old Fort Western Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching, preserving and discovering local history in the Kennebec Valley since 1922.

For more information, call 626-2385, email oldfort@oldfortwestern.org or visit oldfortwestern.org.





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