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HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION

 Saturday June 27, 2015 Events
9:00 am – noon   Tour of Miracles sites
2:00 pm Dedication of PHMC Marker
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Miracles on Maple Hill Library Exhibit
6:00 pm Maple Farm to Table Picnic

 

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Edinboro Area Historical Society and the Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum Association cordially invite you to attend the dedication of the historical roadside marker honoring Virginia Sorensen, her Newbery award-winning book, Miracles on Maple Hill and the maple syrup industry in northwestern Pennsylvania.

 You are also invited to join us for pure maple ice cream sundaes following the ceremony. There will be an opportunity to meet the late author’s family and friends, local people who served as characters in the book, and to see and hold the Newbery Medal. The Edinboro Library will also extend hours that day for the special Miracles on Maple Hill exhibit from 9 am to 5 pm.

A major event of the 175th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Edinboro will be the dedication of a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission historical marker honoring Virginia Sorensen, her book, Miracles on Maple Hill, and the maple syrup industry in northwestern Pennsylvania. Ceremonies will take place at the Culbertson Stables 413 West Plum (Edinboro Branch Library on Route 6N) beginning at 2:00 pm and the program will include music, special guests, and the unveiling of the marker. Free maple sundaes will be served after the dedication. Edinboro Branch Library will be open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for the Miracles Display.

On the morning of June 27, there will be a driving tour of the sites mentioned in Miracles on Maple Hill. Meet at the Edinboro Branch Library (on 6N) at 9:00 am to carpool. The tour will begin at 9:30. There will be stops at several sites in the book. The tour will culminate in a bagel lunch at the Hermit’s house. Cost is $5 which can be paid that morning. Reservations are required and can be made at hurryhillfarm@verizon.net or by calling 814-572-1358.

 In the evening, Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum Association located at 11424 Fry Rd. Edinboro, PA is hosting a MAPLE FARM TO TABLE PICNIC. The Maple Tasting Room, museum, and Miracles on Maple Hill room will open at 5:00 pm. The picnic begins at 6:00 pm and is catered by Nick’s Place. The menu consists of Maple Pulled Pork Sandwich, Maple Baked Beans, Farm Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit with Maple Dressing, Maple Cookies, and Maple Lemon Iced Tea. After dinner, Edinboro’s playwright, Michael Hall (Edinboro High Class of ‘58) will direct a short humorous vignette from Miracles featuring “Annie-get-your-gun!”

Cost of this picnic dinner is $15 per person. Dinner reservations must be made in advance and payment must be received by June 10. Call 814-397-8690 for questions.  Make checks payable to HHFMA (Hurry Hill Farm Museum Association) and mail to:

Montgomery-Farm to Table
114 Maple Drive
Edinboro, PA 16412

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Visit northwestern Pennsylvania’s only Maple Museum in Edinboro, Pennsylvania! Here you’ll glimpse the art and science of making pure maple syrup, a bit of the history of this delicious natural product and the fun that’s part of the entire process.

The Hurry Hill Farm Maple Museum is proud to be home to the 1956 Newbery Medal awarded to Virginia Sorensen for her acclaimed children’s book, Miracles on Maple Hill. The story is set in and around the Cambridge Springs area. In addition, the Museum has delightful displays of maple sugaring antiques, natural history exhibits, interactive displays and videos, as well as children’s activities.

Whether young or old, you’re sure to learn something new.  We welcome families, groups and bus tours at the Museum and at annual events such as the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Taste & Tour or other special programming during the year.

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