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Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. (This excerpt taken from the Old Sturbridge Village website)
The rolling hills of Leicester Country Club provide a country setting for a golf course that is challenging, but also fun to play. With the different tee boxes, you can select the distance that you feel comfortable with. (This excerpt taken from the Leicester Country Club website)
Bigelow Hollow State Park and the adjoining Nipmuck State Forest offer over 9,000 acres of recreation opportunities including miles of hiking trails, the 18 acre Bigelow Pond, and 300 acre Mashapaug Pond in Eastern Connecticut. (This excerpt taken from the Bigelow Hollow State Park website)
The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. (This excerpt taken from the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art website)
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Amherst, MA
(range: 19 miles)
The Mead holds the art collection of Amherst College, celebrated for its American and European paintings, Mexican ceramics, Tibetan scroll paintings, English paneled room, ancient Assyrian carvings, Russian avant-garde art, West African sculpture and Japanese prints. (This excerpt taken from the Mead Art Museum website)
Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. (This excerpt taken from the American Antiquarian Society website)
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Worcester, MA
(range: 20 miles)
Located at 10 Tuckerman Street (corner of Tuckerman and Salisbury Streets) in Worcester, MA, Tuckerman Hall was originally designed at a cost of over $72,000 in 1902 as the clubhouse of The Worcester Woman’s Club. Featuring superb acoustics, Tuckerman Hall operates year round as the home of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and as an exquisite rental space for weddings, parties, concerts, lectures, corporate dinners, fundraisers, and meetings. (This excerpt taken from the Tuckerman Hall website)
The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (This excerpt taken from the Emily Dickinson Museum website)
Since its founding in 1975, the UMass Fine Arts Center has been a central force in the cultural, social and academic life of the University, the Five College campuses, and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The Fine Arts Center's combination of educational, visual, and performing arts programs not only makes us unique, but it also secures a very vital and necessary position for us to meet the diverse needs of scholars, faculty, students, alumni and the broader community. (This excerpt taken from the UMass Fine Arts Center website)
Since its founding in 1896, the Worcester Art Museum has assembled a collection of 38,000 objects: from the ancient Near East and Asia, to European and American paintings and sculptures, and continuing with works by contemporary artists from around the world. WAM has a history of making large scale acquisitions, such as its Medieval Chapter House, the Worcester Hunt Mosaic, its 15th-century Spanish ceiling, and the Flemish Last Judgment tapestry. In 2013, the Museum acquired the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, comprising two thousand arms and armor objects. (This excerpt taken from the Worcester Art Museum website)
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