The American Maple Museum was founded in 1977 to preserve the history and evolution of the North American maple syrup industry.
Maple Weekends at the Museum - March 16th & 17th and March 23th & 24th - Join us for an interactive self guided tour of the museum from 10 am until 4 pm during Maple Weekends on March 16th & 17th and March 23th & 24th. Guests will be assisted as they tour the museum by students involved in the Beaver River Central School's FFA program.
On the 1st Floor:
The Sugar Bush: Past to Present - Room #1
Be the first to see the museum's new exhibit recently installed in the Sugar Bush - Past to Present Exhibit!
On the Basement Level:
The Sugar House - Room #2
Did you know that there are four different types of Maple Syrup called grades? Each grade has it own distinctive flavor and preferred use. Visit our Sugar House Exhibit and find out how the grade of maple syrup is determined and what grade is best for cooking. Maple recipes will be available for you to try at home.
The Storage Shed - Room #5
Ever wonder what it takes to tap a maple tree? Or how you know if a tree can be tapped? Stop by the museum's Storage Shed and see how sugar shanty owners actually tap trees - then take the opportunity to tap a tree yourself.
The Evaporator - Room #6
So, how much sap does it take to make a single gallon of maple syrup? And, how much work is it to carry enough sap to make that gallon of syrup? Stop by the Maple Products Room and carry as many gallons as you think it will take to make a gallon of syrup to the big vat for storage.
On the Second Floor room
New York State Maple Queens - Room #9
Whether its a sugar shanty, sugar bush or their favorite maple sugar candy, younger children can color their favorite maple picture in the museum's Maple Queens room. Each child that colors will receive a free sample of hard maple candy.
Lamb's Lumber Camp - Room # 7
What is your favorite grade of Maple Syrup? Stop by the lumber camp office, sample the various grades of maple syrup and see if your favorite grade is really your favorite - you might be surprised!
New Conference Center and Library
Like maple confections such as maple sugar cakes and would like to know how to make your own. Confection classes will be offered in the museum's new conference room. Please pardon the conference room's spare appearance but it is being renovated as part of Jake Ledoux’s Eagle Scout project. Stop by the class and see the project in progress. Enjoy the beautiful sunny room and check out the newly uncovered hardwood floor while learning how you can produce your own maple syrup confections any time you want. 1 Take home maple recipes to make confections for your family.
Lamb's Room - Lumber Camp Office - Room #8
Heard about the Emerald Ash Bore and other species that are invading the regional forests but don't know what to look for? Visit the lumber camp office and see these forest invaders up close and personal. Additional material on other invasive species will also be available.
Be sure to visit the gift shop on the first floor and check out all of the hoodies, vests, and tee shirts that are new this season. 1 Great new styles and colors!