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

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Well Worth The Wait!

Last night we enjoyed a wonderful evening of music on the common at Old Sturbridge Village followed by fireworks over the fields. Despite the tornado, and the hurricane, it was a great celebration, and a wonderful evening.

Fireworks over the Freeman farm at Old Sturbridge Village.

The Heritage String Band played 19th century melodies on
the common at Old Sturbridge Village.


  1. They did a great job this time. I loved it!

    I'm guessing they wished there were more people there, but I for one enjoyed getting out of the parking lot in less than an hour :).

  2. We were out of the lot in less than a minute. The crowd was smaller, but there were many more folks directing the traffic, too. I believe more people stay home around the 4th of July, and more people go away for that last summer blast around Labor Day.


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