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Making Maple Syrup event at Boone Home this Saturday

Hands-On Heritage: Making Maple Syrup has been rescheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 at The Historic Daniel Boone Home.

Registration is not necessary.

Masks must be worn inside park buildings, including the Boone Home and gift shop. Sanitizer will be available and social distancing is required at the event. For more information, call the park at (636) 798-2005.

Historic interpreters will demonstrate how to turn gallons of raw sap, tapped from park trees, into edible sweet syrup. This 19th century process will take place throughout the day. 

Making Maple Syrup
Making maple syrup at the Historic Daniel Boone Home.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the frontiersmen and women leading the program. Then, everyone can enjoy pre-packaged samples of hot maple syrup and cornbread!

Guests also will learn the modern-day method of making maple syrup with Vieth Valley Farms of Marthasville, Missouri. The farm’s staff will showcase how they use present-day equipment to turn 40 gallons of sap taken from their 130-year-old sugar maples into one gallon of edible maple syrup. After each demonstration, delicious Grade A, Amber syrup will be available for purchase.

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