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The very image of sweetness

Posted by David Lyon  March 3, 2009 07:59 AM

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As we pointed out in a recent Sunday Travel piece (“Murals endure with messages to remember”), we New Englanders have a penchant for memorializing ourselves on walls. Come March 14, you can see an ambitious series of murals at a museum dedicated to one of the sweet spots of late winter: maple sugaring. The set of eight folksy panels were originally painted by Paul Vinal Winters in the 1950s for the Vermont building at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. For the last 30 years, they’ve been a feature at the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford, Vt. (just north of Rutland) — where the March 14 opening dovetails nicely with the 2009 sugaring season. For more information on visiting, see www.maplemuseum.com

Posted by Patricia Harris and David Lyon, Globe Correspondents

One of maple sugaring murals by Paul Winters, displayed at the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford, Vt.

Photo by Tom Olson for The Boston Globe

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  1. Thanks for writing about my Dad's murals.

    For more information on him, go to www.paulvwinters.com

    Susan Winters Smith

    Posted by Susan Winters Smith October 2, 09 12:49 PM
 
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