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They just don't make it like that anymore

Yankee Workshop comes to Yankee museum

Replicas of period furniture, cut cross-section, are at the entrance to the OSV display, giving visitors a peek inside some typical post-Revolution pieces, highlighting the materials and techniques used in furniture making. Christopher Tanguay. (click for larger version)
October 14, 2009
STURBRIDGE — In a world of Big Lots, IKEA and Bob's Discount Furniture, few people put much thought — if any — into where their furniture comes from.

For historians though, a well-crafted, well-documented piece of furniture can tell a story all on its own.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, famed carpenter Norm Abram of PBS's The New Yankee Workshop, will be on hand to cut the ribbon at the opening of Old Sturbridge Village's (OSV) newest exhibit, "Convenient and Fashionable: Furniture of Inland Massachusetts 1790-1830."

Abram, who is also a trustee of the Village, will be the guest of honor at a brunch and book signing that same morning, before the grand opening of the exhibit.

Guests will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a hutch style cabinet, built by Abram, which like many of his creations, was inspired by authentic period furniture in the OSV collection.

See Friday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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