I know I’ve shared doors from Old Sturbridge Village before, some night shots from our Christmas tradition and some photos of the gingerbread houses, but I can’t resist sharing some pictures from our visit there on Father’s Day. I’m pretty sure I have several that I have not shared before. If you want to scroll through and prove me wrong, knock yourself out – I searched, and I only came up with the night shots.
As I mentioned yesterday, Faith took me to OSV for some historic sightseeing and some beer drinking – I guess she knows me well. As we wondered around, we set out to see some exhibits that aren’t usually ‘open’ in December, and I took advantage of the fact that the outside doors were visible. It was a gray day, but we had fun and saw a lot of things we hadn’t seen before.
I am going to let the captions in the gallery tell the story of these doors, so I’ll just move onto the Credits.
Thursday Doors is a fantastic bloghop established and orchestrated by Norm Frampton. Each week, door aficionados from around the world publish a few of their favorite doors and link them with Norm’s doors up in Canada. All you have to do if you want to see some beautiful doors, is head up to Norm’s place. He’ll have instructions for you if you want to share your doors, and he’ll have links to all the others.
The obligatory “Faith next to a door” photo.
Entrance door to the sawmill.
That’s the sawmill.
Another exit door from the sawmill.
If this were my mill, I’m sure I’d have that saw in that place so I could open those doors when cutting long pieces of lumber.
The blacksmith shop is an impressive building.
That’s the main entrance to the blacksmith shop. The transom portion is actually another door. If you look close, you’ll see hinges that allow it to open up for tall items.
Tools of the trade. Many fine examples of the tools used by period woodworkers. Some are still in use by woodworkers today. Modern versions, but the same tools.
Some of the furniture in the cabinetmaking exhibit.
This little exhibit explains and allow visitors to experiment with examples of simple machines.
The entrance door to the model of the new cabinet shop. If you think the sign looks familiar, you might be remembering “The New Yankee Workshop”
The dark panels are iron shutters for the windows and the door.
I really like this barn.
That door in the back corner is the door to the vault.
This is the Grist Mill. Off to the right is the carding mill. I’m taking this picture from the entrance of the sawmill. All three mills draw power from a holding pond diverted off the Quinebaug River.
These simple machines are all still in use. Think about all the places you see them.
Faith loves the bees (which are still not in the hive on display).