The Camden-Rockport Historical Society will offer demonstrations of maple syrup making in its 1820s sugar house on Sunday, March 28 from noon to 3 p.m. The event will coincide with Maine Maple Sunday.

“Maple syrup ice cream sundaes will be available in the museum,” said society Director Marlene Hall. “We’ll also have an Old Fashioned Taffy Pull — maple flavored, of course — at the Education Center and visitors can try their hand at hand-cranking ice cream.”

There will be free samples of open fire pit cooking — Maynard Stanley’s famous chuckwagon beans — and a blacksmithing demonstration in the smithy’s shop. It’s almost all free. There’ll be maple-flavored doughnuts for sale, and there will be a nominal fee for beverages. The gift shop will be open with maple products for sale as well as other handcrafted items. There will also be a DVD of maple sugaring playing in the museum.

The Maine Maple Producers Association said syrup has been around since before the colonists arrived. Today, the degree of sweetness is fixed by law, and the taste varies — sometimes dark and rich, sometimes pale and gold, depending on the soil and terrain, the wind and the weather. The producers also offered these bits of syrup information: In a good sap season, a single large tree can produce as much as 60 gallons of sap without suffering any injury. That amount of sap will boil down to one and a half gallons of syrup. The average maple tree isn’t tapped until it is almost 40 years old. Tapping younger trees can often harm them.

For more information and recipes, visit Historical society festivities go from noon to 3 p.m. at the museum complex at the Camden-Rockport town line. For more information, contact Hall at 594-8047 or