After the Blizzard of 2015, there is no better place in New England to take in the spectacle of the snow than at Old Sturbridge Village. To celebrate this week's record-breaking snowfall (and what's coming our way soon), Old Sturbridge Village is adding lots of additional programming on Saturday and Sunday Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 to give young and old an opportunity to have fun in the snow while taking in the Village's 1830s winter wonderland. This weekend's Winter Wonderful Snow act...
Rare Breeds at Colonial Williamsburg - Horse-drawn carriages, sheep grazing in pastures, oxen pulling carts, and chickens strutting in their fenced enclosures are part of the ambience associated with Colonial Williamsburg. Few visitors realize that the animals they see represent rare breeds whose survival in American livestock farming is threatened.
Randall Lineback cattle may have been used in one of the most important operations in the American Revolution. In 1776, Washington's fledgling army surrounded Boston, but had no heavy artillery with which to attack a heavily armed and entrenched British force. Henry Knox ordered 80 yoke of New England oxen to pick up the artillery on sledges from the southern end of Lake George. Without the Randall cattle, the cannons would have never made it to Boston.