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Storrowton Village: a step back in time

It's a step back in time at Storrowton Village, but while the area focuses mainly on history, you can still find new things here every year.

As you walk from the Avenue of States into this historic place, the journey to the past starts right with a harp.

Jerry Marchand, Harp Player

"I sit and play nice peaceful music for everybody, and promote my cd's and enjoy the Big E," says Jerry Marchand.

CD's are definitely more modern than the 19th century culture on display here. The village is a collection of authentic and recreated buildings, assembled around a traditional town green.

Bob Aborn's craft certainly fits the bill. He makes Colonial brushes and brooms, and specializes in three different kinds.

"It seems to be more interest now in the early trades than it has been. And its something to see you know? They like a little action when they come to the fair," says broom maker Bob Aborn.

And of course, there's more fun for the kids. Storrowton hosts early American children's games every day at noon. Those taking part in old-fashioned potato sack races earn a blue ribbon for crossing the finish line.

Performances and games happen at certain times throughout the day, however Storrowton Village is up and running from the time the park opens until it closes.

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