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Storrowton Village Offers Educational Experience at The Big E

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Among the hustle and bustle of The Big E lies an year-round educational experience that helps students learn about an older time.

A few classrooms were empty Monday at Sullivan Elementary in Holyoke, but there wasn’t a seat left at the Storrowton Village Schoolhouse

Raising hands and asking questions all about life as a student in the early 1800’s and learning important lessons as these kids take in a field trip at Storrowton Village.

“It’s not all about work today in the school house. There’s still some times for some fun and games – 19th century style”

That means no big screen televisions, laptops, cell phones, or video games here.

How about some good old fashioned hoop racing?

Also on the field, hands-on learning about work-life, the crafts of a woodworking, and broom-making.

“We are actual places where people lived 150-250 years ago.. its fun to see what america was like before your great great great grandparents lived,” explains Dennis Picard, director of Storrowton Village.

Living a real life history lesson, right in the middle of all the action here at The Big E.


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