Westfield Heritage Village Maple Syrup Festival

Rockton, ON: March 20, 2011 –  Vistors were taught different ways of making Maple Syrup at the Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival. The festival’s live history guides, including volunteers clothed in garments from the era, demonstrated how maple syrup and sugar was founded and developed by the aboriginals as well as the improved methods by the colonials in the 1800′s.

Robert Winninger (priest) and Taylor Darel talk about how the native indians discovered maple syrup.

Robert Winninger (priest) and Taylor Darel talk about how the native indians discovered maple syrup.

Jacqueline Gray instructs vistors on the colonists art of maple sugar making.

Jacqueline Gray instructs vistors on the colonists art of maple sugar making.

Kathy demonstrates spinning yarn from wool.

Kathy demonstrates spinning yarn from wool.

Visitors had a chance to ride a horse drawn wagon around the model village.

Visitors had a chance to ride a horse drawn wagon around the model village.

Ellan Riddle teaches the art of spinning yarn.

Ellan Riddle teaches the art of spinning yarn.

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