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    other options in town of Sturbridge

    by Pawtuxet Updated Apr 19, 2009

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    Shooner American redware-Greg Shooner, Ohio
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    Favorite thing: There are many things to see and do around the town of Sturbridge other than to tour the Old Sturbridge Village museum village.
    We enjoyed the New England Historic Home Show which was held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. There are a number of hotels and restaurants throughout the town...many antique shops and places to poke.
    This Home Show was targeted to those of us with historic homes who are looking for artisans to build, restore, furnish or decorate with the appropriate design and materials for an antique home.
    I was particularly fascinated with a man from Ohio who does redware... a weakness of mine. He has researched his craft thoroughly and had reproduced an authentic design from Poland, which I probably should have bought. Many of his pieces contained a collection of Pennsylvania Dutch, German or Swiss designs... all of his work was top drawer.
    There were tin smiths, weavers, architects, muralists, a kitchen specialist, and several who make floor cloths (another of my weaknesses).
    I would recommend the show to anyone who recognizes the uniqueness of these specialized arts.
    I believe the show is an annual event in Sturbridge.

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  • OSV Livestock

    by peach93 Updated Apr 28, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Being that OSV is a recreation of a 19th Century farming village, they have a lot of livestock. There are oxen for plowing the fields, sheep, cows and chickens. The chickens pretty much wander around where they please, searching for food. The sheep are sheared each year and their wool is processed at the carding mill and then made into yarn and cloth. Kids really like seeing all of the animals. You can pet most of them (if you want to) but be sure to ask if it's OK first just in case. I liked the oxen the best because of their big, sweet eyes.

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    Guides stay in character

    by Pawtuxet Written Jan 7, 2008

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    staying busy

    Favorite thing: There are guides around Sturbridge Village who are dressed in period costume and many are doing the work of the old village in an authentic way. This woman sitting by the wood pile was also tending a pot of something cooking over an open fire. While she waited for the cooking to be completed, she was knitting something to keep her hands busy. The guides are usually quite knowledgeable and the kids always enjoy having conversations with these characters. I think I'd like to be a costumed guide some day......

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