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Friday, September 12, 2008

Old Sturbridge Village

Thursday Jane and I went to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. It's a re-creation of a New England village from the 1830s. The buildings have been moved there from other places, and basically every kind of house is represented. There was a school, church, pottery, blacksmith shop, grocery store, bank, shoemaker's house, mill, parsonage, tavern and several small farms. The stagecoach was drawn by two large horses around the village. The sheep were moved from one pasture to another. The geese were grazing on the common. A woman in a long checkered dress, apron and bonnet picked carrots in a farmer's field. In the blacksmith shop two older men were making iron hooks. The tin maker made spice tins. The potter made three jars while we were standing there. All the guides were dressed in old fashioned costumes. It was definitely like visiting another time. It's a very interesting place. Link: www.osv.org

Today will be a packing/organizing/laundry day. Tomorrow we are going to New York City for a few days.

In the left hand column of the blog I have added the time schedule for my trip. The dates are approximate. If you received this blog entry as an email and do not wish that to happen, please tell me.

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