LIVERMORE — Maine Maple Sunday will be celebrated from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Norlands, Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum.
A breakfast of hot pancakes and sausage drizzled in Norlands’ own maple syrup will be served in the historic farmer’s cottage and original 1867 Washburn family kitchen. The Sap House will offer boiling demonstrations and the working team of oxen will be there. Those wishing may tap trees and collect sap.
The one-room schoolhouse will also be open for a journey back to 1853 when the schoolmarm will be ready to share the basics — reading, writing and ‘rithmetic —using materials of the time.
Those wishing may also bring snowshoes or boots and walk along the tranquil fields and wooded carriage trails on 445 acres. The gift shop will be open.
The charge is $5 to $7 for breakfast. No reservations are necessary. The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is located at 290 Norlands Road.
For more information, call 207-897-4366, email [email protected], or visit www.norlands.org.
The oxen in front of the sap house at Norlands. Photo by Ryan Burnham, Leeds.