On tap: History by the bucketful
TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, MARCH 6, 2019:
On New Hampshire Maple Weekend, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village welcomes visitors to their annual Open House in the Sugar House. This free event features New Hampshire's sweetest natural product, maple syrup, and highlights aspects of historical sugaring practices. New this year, Museum festivities will take place on both days of the state-wide celebration, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Situated on the grounds of a historic farmstead, Saturday’s event highlights historical and modern sugaring methods. Through demonstrations, visitors gain an understanding of early Abenaki Indian boiling practices and the boiling method typically used in traditional woodland gathering sites known as a sugar bush.
Also on view is the handmade backyard boiler (made from an old oil drum using Yankee ingenuity) of the museum’s namesake country doctor, Doc Remick.
On both weekend days in the Sugar House, a modern evaporator provides insight into today's more streamlined process of turning maple sap into maple syrup.
Sample maple-glazed popcorn and purchase maple syrup to take home. Remick-made maple treats can be purchased for enjoyment on-site or at home. All items are available while supplies last.
The farm grounds are open for meet and greets with the pastured farm animals. Admission is free and open to the public.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is a member of the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association. The Museum Center will not be open for this event.
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A sap bucket hangs on a tapped sugar maple tree on the grounds of Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire.