Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Old Sturbridge Village reports increase in attendance
by The Republican Newsroom

Tuesday May 06, 2008, 7:06 PM

STURBRIDGE - Attendance at Old Sturbridge Village for the first four months of this year is 33 percent up on the same period last year, the Village's president said today. "To see double-digit attendance increases this early in the year is a strong indicator that we will have a record-breaking summer," President James E. Donahue said. Attendance through April 30 was 41,157, compared to 30,948 for the first four months of 2007, Donahue said.

1 comment:

  1. WooHoo!! Thanks for reporting this Mr. OutLoud. I believe the best is still to come. It would be great if the community would pull together and support ecotourism, tourism in general, and especially, Old Sturbridge Village.

    OSV is the heart of this town and will continue to be so!


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