Take an intimate look at the art, science, and history behind maple sugar, America’s favorite sweet. Author David Leff will be at the Litchfield Historical Society on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. to talk about his new book, Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England.  He will discuss the history and culture of maple syrup, exploring how it became a staple of New England character. The lecture will be followed by a tasting of maple syrup from Litchfield’s own Brookside Farm II.

   Through the stories of real-life sugar makers, Leff reveals how this ancient industry has continued to thrive into the twenty-first century. Former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and maple sugarmaker, as well as board member of the Maple Syrup Producers’ Association of Connecticut, David Leff explores the beloved tradition of maple sugaring. Maple Sugaring features the expertise, insights, and anecdotes from sugar gurus about their experiences in the business. Come learn more about this industry from the words of the author.
Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration. To register, call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

   The Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT. For more information about this or other programs, please see www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call (860) 567-4501.