Saving The Stories of Vermont’s Sugarhouses

One of the Hartshorn family sugarhouses on Lincoln Mountain. There is an effort underway to save working sugarhouses and catalog structures like this, which are being lost to age. (Howard Weiss-Tisman/VPR)

All over Vermont small, family-owned sugarhouses lie tucked into hillsides. Some haven’t been used in decades and at others, families are still producing maple syrup like they have for generations.

No one really knows how many sugarhouses there are in the state — or some of the family histories that are tied to the funky wooden structures. But there’s a new an effort now, known as The Sugarhouse Project, that is working to photograph and catalog them, and capture those stories before they disappear.

Read the rest of the story at VPR’s website.