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Back to the Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn – Sturbridge, MA

Posted on October 25, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   There are places quickly marked for return visits and one of those is the Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Located on the rear, lower level, rich aromas waifing from the bakery greet visitors on their way to dine at the popular Ebenezer Tavern or Tap Room. The Bake Shoppe, however, is popular unto itself.   Near Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum where New England life from the 1790s – 1830s is recreated, the Publick House follows a Colonial theme. Some recipes used by the Bake Shoppe date back centuries.   Molasses was considered a go-to New England ingredient as highlighted by a special item here – “Joe Froggers”. A…

Large Turnout at Old Sturbridge Village for $5 Friday

Posted on August 24, 2013

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Well before doors opened at 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, long lines of visitors waited outside to take advantage of $5 Friday at Old Sturbridge Village living history museum in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures cooperated to drawn in the large crowd. Once inside, visitors were able to immerse themselves in what life was like in a New England village circa the 1830s, from farming sheep and cattle to horse-drawn rides, oxen at work, an old schoolhouse, Meeting Houses, a “Hartford to Worcester” stagecoach ride, a shoemaker at work, water-powered carding and grist mills and much more. Meeting Houses were a focal point of New England villages. In addition to the Center Meeting House with an…