It has been a few weeks since we visited Old Sturbridge Village. The entire experience was excellent. The docents were outstanding. The village is a wonderful glimpse into the past, specifically the year 1838.
Two partcular topics have stayed with me. The first is the historically accurate gardens with fascinating plant species grown for their unusual characteristics. The second was the profuse use of brightly colored wallpaper during 1838. I was surpised and delighted to learn of this. Below are a few examples from exhibit houses in Old Sturbridge Village.
and here, paint applied directly to the plaster
Beautiful, patient animal friends