The production of syrup and sugar from the sap of the maple tree was known in America long before the first European colonists arrived. The Native Americans taught the settlers how to collect the sap, and sugar making became one of the most important seasonal tasks of farm life. The museum’s presenter will talk about the technique of maple sugaring, explaining how the maple sap rises and flows, how it is collected using wooden buckets and handmade spiles, and how sugar and syrup are made from the sap. (Please note that no tree will actually be tapped.) Two presentations are scheduled, one at 2:30 and one at 3:30, each lasting about one-half hour. This program is appropriate for children. The museum will be open from 2:00 to 4:00 and will also offer tours and open hearth cooking demonstrations with early American recipes, colonial era cooking tools and seasonal foods. Admission is $4.00 for adults and children 13 and older, $3.00 for children ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3.