AUBURN, Mass. — Auburn residents are invited to visit Old Sturbridge Village for free this weekend and explore how people got through the winters in 1830s New England.
As part of the Old Sturbridge Village's Community Days, Auburn residents will get free admission Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, to one of the country’s oldest and largest living history museums.
"It's our way of reaching out to our neighbors," said Ann Lindblad, the village's vice president of marketing and communications.
The museum gives residents a depiction of New England life from 1790 to 1840 with historians in costume, antique buildings, water-powered mills and a working farm.
The free admission represents a savings of $24 per adult, $20 per senior and $8 per child.
To receive free admission, residents need only to provide proof of town residency, such as a driver's license or a utility bill with another form of photo identification.
Additionally, children will also get free admission to the museum throughout January.