John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (JJAC) is hosting the annual Sapsucker Festival. Grab the kids and come explore the evolution of maple sugar techniques by visiting the Native American, Colonial, and Modern Day sugar making stations. Check out maple syrup tastings and sales, tree tapping demonstrations, live owl presentations, and a Bob Evan’s pancake breakfast. Raffle baskets from local businesses will be raffled off. Stop by Kid’s Corner to learn about bird conservation through fun, interactive games and crafts. Cost is $1 per game or $5 for all you can play. Breakfast is $5 per person. Kids 5 and under eat free! Admission is free to the historic home and museum from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All proceeds benefit JJAC’s community environmental education programs.
This festival is being hosted by John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. Partners Include: Audubon-Oaks Lions Club, Bob Evans, Shemanski Maple Syrup, The Homer Group, Robert E. Lamb Inc., Giant, Buttercup Beads, Busy Bee’s Pottery and Art Studio, Schuylkill Valley Sports, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, and Designed Treasures.
Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mill Grove was the first American home of renowned artist, naturalist, and author John James Audubon. Today, 175 acres of Mill Grove’s original estate remains largely as Audubon found it ‑‑ a haven for birds and wildlife. The property boasts more than nine miles of trails, and the historic three-story stone farmhouse serves as a museum displaying original Audubon prints, oil paintings, and Audubon artifacts. The John James Audubon Center is owned by Montgomery County and managed by National Audubon Society with support from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. More information about JJAC is available at johnjames.audubon.org.
The John James Audubon Center is one of our favorite spots to enjoy nature in Montgomery County. The grounds are host to an enormous amount of wildlife which include a wide array of bird species. JJAC is also a refuge for non-releasble owls which are protected residents all year round. Click here to view our photo album from visit we me made to JJAC last Summer and as always, help support our county’s parks, preserves and historical treasures!
Sugar Maple Festival
Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 9:00am – 2:00pm
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road
Audubon, PA 19403
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