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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Storrowton Village at The Big E

After creating a temporary 19th century kitchen for the 1926 Exposition, Trustee Helen Storrow saw the need to create permanent buildings to promote Home Department programs.  She gathered funds and found buildings to bring her goal to life.  Each building was carefully dismantled; each part labeled; moved to The Big E; and reconstructed.  It is the site of programs showing village life in 19th century New England.  Regularly scheduled tours of Storrowton Village are led by docents dressed in 19th century clothing.

The Gazebo on the
Storrowton Village

built around 1834 in

North Central School was built
around 1810 in Whatley,

built around 1822, in 
Southwick, Massachusetts.

around 1767 in 
Taunton, Massachusetts.

 around 1810 in Middleborough,

The Atkinson Tavern was
built around 1789 in
Prescott, Massachusetts.

around 1794 in West
Brookfield, Massachusetts.

The Potter Mansion was built
around 1776 in North 
Brookfield, Massachusetts.

around 1850 in Chesterfield,
New Hampshire.

Named in Helen Storrow's memory, Storrowton Village is The Big E's New England museum.

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