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

Friday, February 4, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick To Visit Old Sturbridge Village Feb. 4

Friday, Feb. 4
1:00 p.m. – 2:00

OSV historians will give Gov. Patrick a look at how early New Englanders survived severe winter weather:

Horse-drawn sleighs:  why transportation was easier in bygone winters
Roasting chestnuts over the fireplace
Antique quilts – staying warm 1830s-style

Governor Deval Patrick
State Senator Stephen M. Brewer (Barre)
State Representative Todd M. Smola (Palmer)
Old Sturbridge Village President and CEO Jim Donahue

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566

Governor Patrick is coming to Old Sturbridge Village as part of a visit to Senator Stephen Brewer’s District. He will meet informally with a group of local leaders, followed by a short walk into the Village for a look at sleigh rides, quilts, and a chestnut roasting demonstration.
Old Sturbridge Village

Contact: Ann Lindblad
508-347-0323; 508-886-2689 cell

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