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Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Home of Old Sturbridge Village.
In 1946, the three sons of George Wells (American Optical Company), created Old Sturbridge Village, the largest living museum in New England.

Sturbridge includes: Shuttleville, Snellville, Westville, Fiskdale, and Leadmine.


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  • 1729 - Sturbridge is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1738 - Sturbridge is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass., 1771

    The Publick House Historic Inn was originally established on the eve of the American Revolution by Colonel Ebenezer Crafts...

    When Crafts finally debuted his wonderful new inn during the 1770s, he decided ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • News 1840 - WANTED
    At the Sturbridge Cotton Mills, 5 or 6 good Families, consisting of Weavers, Spinners, and Carding Room help, who are of strictly temperance habits, f...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - STURBRIDGE. [Pop. 2,005. Inc 1738.]
    The first settlers of Sturbridge were chiefly from Medfield, in Norfolk county, and the settlement at first was called New Medfield.

    The Qu...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Sturbridge
    The land of this town was originally granted, in 1729, to several petitioners of Medfield, and many of the first settlers were from that town. and hen...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Sturbridge
    Sturbridge, a post-village in Worcester co., Massachusetts, 00 miles W. S. W. from Boston, contains several churches. Population of township, 2119.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1864 - An Aged Man
    The Boston Transcript publishes a sketch of Deacon John Philips of Sturbridge, Mass., who is now in his one hundred and fourth year. This venerable ma...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church. Sturbridge, Mass., 1864
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  • Sturbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    Sturbridge is a thriving agricultural and manufacturing town of about 1,980 inhabitants, situated in the southwestern part of Worcester County, 60 mil...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Arbutus Park, No. 2, Sturbridge, Mass.
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  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
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  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Red Gables Inn
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  • News 1892 - Suicide Instead of a Wedding
    WORCESTER, Mass., October 19 - H. M. Asselin of West Warren, a young Frenchman, was found dead in the road in Sturbridge late Monday afternoon. He had...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sturbridge
    Stur'bridge, a post-village and township of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield, and 20 miles S.W. of Worce...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
    Postcard
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Library, Sturbridge, Mass.
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  • News 1905 - Must Await Funeral
    William Willard of Sturbridge, Mass., who painted the portraits of several of Massachusetts' Governors, was a collector of colonial furniture. He had ...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
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  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Group of Public Buildings
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  • 1906
    Sturbridge, a post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield. The town has manufac...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
    Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of t...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Elms Hotel, 1908

    By the beginning of the 20th century, the Publick House was unfortunately a shadow of its former self. The inn was even transformed into a boarding house for women called “The Elms” for a brief time, although it nearly closed ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    First Congregational Church
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  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Motel Inc., Route 20, Sturbridge, Mass., Tel. Dickens -- 7-3883

    One of the most modern and beautiful motels, with tile bath rooms and shower, and wall to wall carpets. Located 300 feet off U. S. Route 20 and 15, and 100 feet off Gate No. ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • 1946 - Old Sturbridge Village
    The three sons of George Wells carry on the firm (American Optical Company), but they also start a new venture: they create Old Sturbridge Village, a ...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Sturbridge Village
    Salem Towne House
    Sturbridge, Mass.

    Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the people who lived in rural New England in the formative, first decades of our new nation – the United States of America. The Village provides an... Read MORE...

    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA


Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass., 1771

The Publick House Historic Inn was originally established on the eve of the American Revolution by Colonel Ebenezer Crafts...

When Crafts finally debuted his wonderful new inn during the 1770s, he decided ... Read MORE...

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Unitarian Church. Sturbridge, Mass., 1864

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Arbutus Park, No. 2, Sturbridge, Mass.

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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The Common

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Red Gables Inn

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Common

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Library, Sturbridge, Mass.

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Main Street

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Group of Public Buildings

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Elms Hotel, 1908

By the beginning of the 20th century, the Publick House was unfortunately a shadow of its former self. The inn was even transformed into a boarding house for women called “The Elms” for a brief time, although it nearly closed ... Read MORE...

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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First Congregational Church

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Colonial Motel Inc., Route 20, Sturbridge, Mass., Tel. Dickens -- 7-3883

One of the most modern and beautiful motels, with tile bath rooms and shower, and wall to wall carpets. Located 300 feet off U. S. Route 20 and 15, and 100 feet off Gate No. ... Read MORE...

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Town Hall

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Old Sturbridge Village
Salem Towne House
Sturbridge, Mass.

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the people who lived in rural New England in the formative, first decades of our new nation – the United States of America. The Village provides an... Read MORE...

Read more about Albert Bacheller WELLS

History, News and Stories of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1729 - Sturbridge is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1738 - Sturbridge is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1840 - WANTED
    At the Sturbridge Cotton Mills, 5 or 6 good Families, consisting of Weavers, Spinners, and Carding Room help, who are of strictly temperance habits,... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - STURBRIDGE. [Pop. 2,005. Inc 1738.]
    The first settlers of Sturbridge were chiefly from Medfield, in Norfolk county, and the settlement at first was called New Medfield.

    The... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Sturbridge
    The land of this town was originally granted, in 1729, to several petitioners of Medfield, and many of the first settlers were from that town. and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Sturbridge
    Sturbridge, a post-village in Worcester co., Massachusetts, 00 miles W. S. W. from Boston, contains several churches. Population of township, 2119.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1864 - An Aged Man
    The Boston Transcript publishes a sketch of Deacon John Philips of Sturbridge, Mass., who is now in his one hundred and fourth year. This venerable... Read MORE...

  • Sturbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    Sturbridge is a thriving agricultural and manufacturing town of about 1,980 inhabitants, situated in the southwestern part of Worcester County, 60... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - Suicide Instead of a Wedding
    WORCESTER, Mass., October 19 - H. M. Asselin of West Warren, a young Frenchman, was found dead in the road in Sturbridge late Monday afternoon. He... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sturbridge
    Stur'bridge, a post-village and township of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield, and 20 miles S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - Must Await Funeral
    William Willard of Sturbridge, Mass., who painted the portraits of several of Massachusetts' Governors, was a collector of colonial furniture. He had ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sturbridge, a post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield. The town has... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
    Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of... Read MORE...

  • 1946 - Old Sturbridge Village
    The three sons of George Wells carry on the firm (American Optical Company), but they also start a new venture: they create Old Sturbridge Village, a ... Read MORE...

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