Thursday, October 17, 2013

Peak Color in Sturbridge Village


The sawyer fed a long board through the water-powered saw, while all around the open-air mill blazed the glory of New England in the Fall.


The trees were warm water-colors of yellow, orange, green, and a little red, their reflection dappling even under the old grey wooden covered bridge.


Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum set in 1830s New England.


It brings to life the day-to-day hard work of the time roughly half a century after the American Revolution.


The main way of life of course was farming, supported by developing industry.


In addition to the sawmill, there's a gristmill, a carding mill, a country store, a bank, a print shop, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop, a cooper shop, and a law office.


Women's work, like dying wool, was done in or near their small homes.


Set on 200 acres, OSV is open to visitors year-round, but like New England itself, is most spectacular in Fall.

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