STURBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Living History Museum Old Sturbridge Village will be closed on Thursday, June 2 due to a storm-related power outage in the Town of Sturbridge, which is delaying cleanup of downed trees and debris in the area and on the Village grounds in the wake of severe thunderstorms that hit the region.
Tornadoes moved through the Sturbridge area on Wednesday, June 1, and there are reports that one touched down on a remote field at Old Sturbridge Village near the outskirts of the property, but no visitors, staff or animals were hurt, and no museum buildings or exhibits were damaged.
“We are fortunate that Old Sturbridge Village escaped this severe weather situation with no major damage, and our thoughts are with those around the Commonwealth who experienced greater loss due to these severe storms,” said Old Sturbridge Village President and CEO Jim Donahue. “Closing the Village is a precautionary step, and will allow our grounds crews time to clean up downed trees and branches, and give area electrical crews time to restore power to the area.”
Old Sturbridge Village will reopen Friday, June 3 and weekend special events will continue as planned. The Village website at www.osv.org has been affected by the power outage. Those with questions related to planned visits to OSV can call 508-347-0396, 508-826-1526, or 508-347-3362; email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or visit www.facebook.com/sturbridge.