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A Brief History of Storrowton Village

It all began in 1926 when Helen Osborne Storrow was decorating a temporary structure to depict an early American kitchen. An active trustee of the Eastern States Exposition and chairwoman of the Home Department, she dreamed of moving the handicraft exhibit an actual home on site – a building with its own kitchen!

Storrow discussed the possibility with friends and eventually was introduced to Arthur Gilbert, Commissioner of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who told her about his 18th century summer home. She purchased the farmstead for $200 and moved it from West Brookfield, Massachusetts, in 1927. After that, additional antique buildings were purchased, dismantled, and reconstructed here to create Storrowton Village.

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MORE INFORMATION

MUSEUM & OFFICE HOURS
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
*Hours vary during special events and The Big E.

TOURS
Group tours can be scheduled by appointment throughout the year.
Summer tour season begins in mid-June and lasts through mid-August.

GIFT SHOP HOURS
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
*Open Saturdays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. from April to December.
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CONTACT

1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089
Phone: 413-205-5051
Email: storrow@thebige.com
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