January 21, 2023 – The Richfield Historical Society (RHS) invites all to welcome spring at its annual Maple Syrup Family Day. The celebration will be held Saturday March 25th 2023, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Richfield Historical Park located at 1896 Hwy 164, Richfield WI 53076, 1/2 mile north of Hwy View more
January 21, 2023 – The Richfield Historical Society (RHS) invites all to welcome spring at its annual Maple Syrup Family Day. The celebration will be held Saturday March 25th 2023, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Richfield Historical Park located at 1896 Hwy 164, Richfield WI 53076, 1/2 mile north of Hwy 167. Admission is FREE.
Spring brings a whirlwind of activity to the RHS sugar shack, where the sap collected from maple trees in the park is cooked into syrup. Syrup-making demonstrations will be held throughout the day, with discussions of the history of maple sap products. Syrup will also be available for sale, while supplies last.
This year’s event will feature a pancake and sausage breakfast with real maple syrup, served from 9 A.M. to noon. We had a great turnout for breakfast at last year’s event, so we’ve expanded our seating and serving capacities. Coffee, hot chocolate, and hot dogs will be served from 9:00 A.M.. to 3 P.M. Our wonderful maple cotton candy will also be available throughout the day.
The Pioneer Homestead area will be open, with demonstrations of lard rendering, old-fashioned cooking, and weaving on the antique loom. The kids will enjoy watching the chicks in the barn!
Stop by the Blacksmith Shop for demonstrations of the smithy’s art, and peruse the items for sale.
This is always a well-attended event, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Funds raised at the Maple Syrup Family Day and other RHS events support the Society’s educational programs and maintenance of the Richfield Historical Park. For more information, visit www.richfieldhistoricalsociety.org and stay connected to RHS on Facebook and Pinterest.
The mission of the Richfield Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, is to discover, collect, preserve and promote the history of the Village of Richfield.