A family day at Old Sturbridge Village


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“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” ~ Robert Heinlein

On Thursday we visited Old Sturbridge Village. It was my first time out of the house in a week and half, I realized, after spending all that time working on getting everyone healthy again.

The Village is so quiet this time of year, with not much in the way of visitors, and the people who recreate the living aspect of the village are all busily working inside the houses, or quickly going about chores outside so they can return to the warmth within. The cooper was on premise this day, busily crafting buckets and barrels in the quiet time of the year, just as he would have two hundred years ago. Inside the farm house, the women were putting away the remains of the hearth-cooked lunch and preparing to retreat to some sewing work.

The girls love coming here to this historical place, and we do too. Now that Sophia is getting older, soon she will participate in one of the learning camps and get to experience first hand a day in the life of a child in 1830’s America. I think the kids are so lucky that we live in such close proximity to OSV; they get to experience life in the 1830’s year round! This is going to be such a valuable frame of reference as the grow older and study different historical times and events.

It’s such an exciting teaching moment to see history brought to life!

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One Response to A family day at Old Sturbridge Village

  1. Cindy OKeefe says:

    Great pics…and a wonderful place to visit!!

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