Tag Archives: Old Sturbridge Village

Friendship Quilts: A Gift of Remembrance

Oak Reel block dated 1846, Enoch and Mary Worrall quilt, dated 1850. (Starley Quilt Collection)

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher In the summer of 1854, inside an enormous four-story brick house at the corner of Main and Andover in Ludlow, Vermont, Ella-Elizabeth Spaulding joyously prepared for her approaching wedding and move west. Ellen, as she was called by all her friends and family, thought back to those exciting spring days several […]

Publisher’s Corner: August 2019

Publisher’s Corner: August 2019

Growing Up Watching the General Store by Maxine Carter-Lome For those of us who grew up in a city or were born after 1930, chances are our only real association with the 19th century general store is what we saw on TV and experienced at restoration villages such as Colonial Williamsburg, Old Sturbridge Village or […]

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

The J. Cheney Wells Clock Collection at Old Sturbridge Village The J. Cheney Wells collection of over 100 early New England clocks is not what one would expect to find when visiting Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, an early 19th century living museum village that re-creates everyday life in rural New England through the […]

Publisher's Corner: December 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

From Our Holiday Table to Yours Holiday dinner at my grandparents’ house when I was growing up meant the privilege of eating in the Dining Room, a formal, imposing, and mostly unused part in the house reserved for good company and special occasions. All other family meals were more informally served in their kitchen. Dinner […]

Collectors' Forum at Old Sturbridge Village Explores Topic of Collecting in America

Saturday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $135 (includes all lectures, workshops, lunch and one-year OSV Membership $85 for OSV Members) STURBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Collectors of all types, young and old to experienced and amateur, have undeniably shaped the identities of many American museums and historic sites since the 19th century. Many of these special places, such […]

Textile Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village Celebrates the "Everyday Elegance" of 19th-Century Fashion, August 15-16

Includes Special Tour of “Sight Unseen,” an Exhibit Featuring Undergarments, as well as Demonstrations of Ironing, Sewing and Shoe Making Sturbridge, Mass. —- Even the everyday clothing worn by New England residents in the early 19th century had a certain understated elegance that seems lacking in comparison to today’s fashions. Bonnets, belts, cuffs, collars, combs, […]