Miracles on Maple Hill Driving Tour

Saturday June 24, 2017 9 am -11:30 am

A driving tour of the sites of Virginia Sorensen’s Miracles on Maple Hill will take place on Saturday, June 24. Participants should plan to meet at the Edinboro Branch Library (Culbertson Stables Square on Route 6N west) at 9:00 AM and begin touring at 9:30. The two-hour tour will stop at several sites in the book and will culminate at the hermit’s house with maple iced tea provided.

The cost for the tour is $5 per person, payable that morning. The tour is limited to 40 people. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting or 814-734-3562 or or 814-572-1358 by Monday June 19th.

Third Annual Maple Farm to Table  Picnic Dinner and Play

Honoring the 60th Anniversary for  Miracles on Maple Hill Newbery Medal

On Saturday, June 24th, Hurry Hill Maple Farm and Museum will host its third annual Maple Farm to Table Picnic Dinner. The Hurry Hill Maple Museum will open at 5:00 PM. Participants can sample maple products in the Tasting Room and view the exhibit room dedicated to Virginia Sorensen’s “Miracles on Maple Hill – Where the Seasons Take on New Meaning.

The indoor picnic dinner, catered by Nick’s Place, will begin at 6:00 PM. Items on the menu include maple pulled pork sandwich, maple baked beans, fresh fruit with maple dressing, maple lemon iced tea and farm potato salad all topped off with a maple cookies.

Following the dinner, Florida Playwright and Edinboro’s own Michael Hall (Edin High Class of ’53) will present a short, endearing vignette “Virginia Sorensen’s Edinboro Miracles.” This staged reading follows two previous plays based on Sorensen’s book that won the 1957 Newbery Medal for excellence in children’s literature.

Hall’s new scenes are adapted from Miracles on Maple Hill and from the author’s Newbery Award Acceptance Speech. He will direct a five-member cast including professional guest actors John Felix as Mr. Chris and Cary Anne Spear as Virginia Sorensen.

Tickets for the dinner and play are $20 each. Reservations, which must be received by Monday, June 19th, can be made by calling Kathy Montgomery at 814-734-3562 or sending a check to:

Montgomery Attn: Farm to Table Dinner,
114 Maple Drive, Edinboro, PA 16412.

Additional information is available by sending an email to

Farmer’s Market

Find Hurry Hill Maple Farm at Goodell Gardens’ Farmer’s Market
each Wednesday 3 pm – 6 pm from mid-June through September.

Homegrown Harvest Festival

We will also be at Goodell Gardens‘ annual Homegrown Harvest Festival in September.

Annual Maple Taste & Tour

We host our Annual Maple Taste & Tour on a weekend in March.

Maple Taste & Tour 2016 (NWPAMA cover)“Premier Exhibitor’ Pennsylvania Farm Show & PA Preferred

From I-79 Edinboro exit, east on GN .25 mi., turn left (north) on Fry Road, 2 miles

Free tour and free maple hot cocoa for everyone!! Wear boots & dress warmly.

Sugarhouse: Take wagon or walk to the woods to see how pure maple syrup is made.

Maple Museum has many “Tree to Table”exhibits, kids activities, and the 1957 Newbery award medal for book Miracles on Maple Hill.Maple Taste & Tour 2016 (Hurry Hill Farm)

Blue Ribbon Maple Products for sale: pure maple syrup, cream, candy, and sugar crumb; and maple peanuts, cotton candy, mustard, bbq sauce, pancake mix, suckers, candles, and popcorn.

Maple Tasting Room features products tasting, maple hot dogs, and picnic tables. No smoking or pets.

Literary Landmarks™ Dedication Ceremony

The Edinboro Branch Library and Erie County Bookmobile have been recognized as Literary Landmarks™ in honor of Virginia Sorensen at a dedication ceremony (in partnership with Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum Association, Friends of the Edinboro Branch Library and Friends of the Erie County Public Library) held on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Virginia Sorensen wrote the Newbery Award-winning “Miracles on Maple Hill” during her time in Edinboro. She drew inspiration from visits to a bookmobile for her children’s novel “Curious Missie.”

For more information, refer to this press release from the ALA (American Library Association).


Donations to the association are welcome. We are a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.