Cross over our bridge into yesteryear.
Experience the magic of the items that made day to day living possible. Examine the tools of Farmer and Tradesman. Marvel at the wisdom of their ways and how far(?) we've come. Witness our progress as we rebuild the 18th and early 19th century lifestyle of New England.
Come and examine the many modes of transportation -- from horse and horse-drawn to iron horse and horseless, and all other means in between.
We have been building and gathering items and constructing the facilities to preserve and present them in the proper context. During the past years we have acquired an extensive portion of the famed Edaville Railroad Collection, the Jordan Marsh Enchanted Village and Christmas Wonderland from Hartford, Connecticut.
Every visit will be different -- a hands-on experience. You will be able to experience the life of the late 18th century first hand. Visitors can step into the shoes of a housewife, a blacksmith, a lumberjack, visit a country store, each season will bring a new set of experiences. Christmas will be a special time!
Life was not always pleasant, but made bearable by many little joys provided by the warmth of a stove or hearth, the simple joys of the table and pleasant company. We expect to be able to show how these were provided, and hopefully, you will understand how these simple pleasures wove themselves into the warp and weft of life back then.
Our aim is to serve a resource for preservation and education. We need your help and input in the form of ideas, direction, items of interest, articles to be preserved and added to the collection of Americana documenting the Silent Struggle of the New England farmer and his neighbors. Although the museum will never be finished, we are very pleased with our progress and we are sure that you will enjoy your visit. We have accomplished many of the goals we set out to achieve.
Come visit us, make us a part of your family Christmas tradition, see the festive displays, get a heaping helping of Christmas Spirit, pick up your Christmas greens, and see our museum. Your magical experience through the museum is free! The memories will be priceless, our Christmas gift to you.