Historic Deerfield Strives to Make the Region’s History Relevant – BusinessWest

It’s a grand reopening more than 200 years in the making.  Specifically, it’s a house in Deerfield, built in 1795, that operated as a tavern for roughly a decade.  “We know a lot about it, and because most Americans today travel, we thought it would be great to show the public how people back then lived, not when they were at home, but when they were out and about,” said Philip Zea, president of Historic Deerfield, the living-history museum that comprises more than 50 buildings on or near sleepy Old Main Street.

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