Did you know that the Stockbridge Indians who lived in Stockbridge and Great Barrington came to Monterey and Tyringham to make maple sugar? Did you know that Native Americans often called late winter “maple moon” or “sugar moon”? Maple syrup is ubiquitous in New England now, but for European settlers it was a new flavor introduced to them by the Native Americans. Join Rob Hoogs as he demonstrates the Native American techniques for collecting and cooking the sap and then describes how maple sugar was made both before and after contact with Europeans.
Park at the museum’s parking lot along Art School Road. Dress for the weather; if there’s deep snow, snow shoes might be helpful. This program will be limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is required. This event is FREE but donations are welcome.