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18 October 2017
Title Time Duration Description
Making History at Old Sturbridge Village 7:00 PM 1 hour(s), 30 minutes Hear about how Old Sturbridge Village came to be and how it plays a vital role in preserving early American history. Old Sturbridge Village is one of the oldest and largest living history museums in the country. Founded in 1946, it has 60 original buildings across 200 acres; each carefully researched, restored, and brought to the museum site from towns throughout New England. It is grounded in award winning historical research and known for its signature events. Over the past seventy years more than 22 million people have visited this beloved museum.

Tom Kelleher is currently Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts at Old Sturbridge Village. In almost thirty years at that premier living museum he has worked as a costumed historical interpreter, trainer for the cooper shop, supervisor of the mills, coordinator of historic trades, research historian and program coordinator. Tom has presented at scores of museums and historical societies around the country, including many presentations at the Shrewsbury Historical Society.