Hilltown Families


Remember the French movie “Amelie,” when Amelie finds the hidden box containing a boy’s memories behind the wall in her bathroom? Something similar happened in Hingham, MA, in 2008, except it was a whole workshop that was discovered! Under vines in a farm property, a New England woodenware and toymaker’s workshop was uncovered, preserved in time. You couldn’t make it up!

Over the next 6 months, in Old Sturbridge Village’s Visitor Center Gallery, an exhibit with the carefully preserved workshop contents will be open to the general public for the first time. Read on to discover why this is such a wonderful learning opportunity in our area, and also how you can maximize your visit to this exhibit.

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