Tales from Haunted

New England:


Gravestone CSI -

Causes of Death

Found on



October 17






It is said that there are a thousand

ways to die, but our ancestors seem

to have challenged that number...



Al and Betsy McKee of the Association

for Gravestone Studies will explore gravestone carvings on tombstones in

the Connecticut River Valley in the 18th

and 19th centuries as forensic research


Cause of death recorded on gravestones

is fairly rare, but the McKees have found

and photographed hundreds of

examples -- from dramatic accidents to heartbreaking tragedies


Why did some carvers record the cause

of death on a gravestone? Was it

meant to serve as a cautionary tale

or was it just the 18th century version

of People magazine headlines?


Reservations are not required but

may be made by calling the office at

413-205-5051 or by email

at storrow@thebige.com



Admission $5.00 per person







Our Volunteers



Storrowton Village Museum could not maintain the high level of educational programs, activities

and events without the generous support from our Volunteers


We are truly grateful to all of our

dedicated Volunteers,

from ages 14 to 84, for the time

and talents they contribute to

Storrowton Village



For information on becoming a

Storrowton Volunteer,

click on the link below


























Storrowton Village Museum is an authentic, recreated village of nine 18th and 19th century buildings from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, assembled around a traditional town green


We offer living history programs and events

to acquaint audiences of all ages to

New England life in bygone days


Storrowton Village is open for drop-in tours

Tuesday - Saturday from 11am to 3pm,

mid-June thru the end of August; all other

times of the year is by appointment only




(groups of 10 or more)


Guided tours for all ages, available

year-round by appointment,

with hands-on activities available






Our 1834 Meetinghouse is available

as a classic backdrop for your special day -

or, if you prefer an outside location,

the charming Gazebo on the Green...

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We offer a variety of educational programs

for students Pre-K to High School

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For information & admission prices on

any of our programs, or for information

about Volunteering at Storrowton,

call the office at (413) 205-5051

Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm

or email us at storrow@TheBigE.com



Parking is free for all of Storrowton's programs, events and weddings




Yuletide at



December 6 & 7

11am - 4pm








Our annual winter

holiday festival !!


Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators


Join us for musical & storytelling performances, kids crafts,

old-fashioned craft demonstrations,

ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe,

an old-fashioned Santa

and much more!


Holiday gifts, decorations and

many unique items are available in

the Gift Shop and Christmas Shop




Yuletide Open House Tours 

Dec. 9-13  -  11am - 3pm
Guided tours by costumed interpreters of Storrowton's beautifully decorated homes, shops and antique buildings


Reservations required for groups

of 10+


Admission: $5.00





Yuletide By Lantern Light 

Dec. 10 - 6 - 8pm
Experience the magic of an old-fashioned winter evening on a

self-guided tour of Storrowton's cozy homes and buildings,

decorated for the season

and illuminated by

lanterns and candle light


Participants are encouraged to

dress warmly


Admission: $5.00



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