Mass. living history museum bucks economic trend





Old Sturbridge Village is bucking the bad economy.

The head of the living history museum says attendance jumped 32 percent in January and February, marking its best start in seven years.

Old Sturbridge Village had nearly 12,000 visitors during the first two months of 2009, compared to just under 9,000 in the same period a year ago.

President and CEO James Donahue speculates that many people in these difficult days have an interest in learning about "simpler times."

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