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Nestled in the scenic Parkville region, Our Lady of Sorrows is one of the most important churches in the city. The church dates back to be built in the 19th Century and is affiliated to the Roman Catholic faith of Christianity. Our Lady of Sorrows has many followers and holds masses in both, English and Spanish languages. Besides, it also hosts several religious events and choir sessions regularly. Even if you're not religious, you can't miss the impressive grandeur of this beautiful church.
Old Sturbridge Village has been a staple for school children and families in New England since 1946. This 200-acre (81-hectare) living history museum features beautiful grounds with buildings transported to Sturbridge, Massachusetts from all around the Northeast. The tours of the property begin at the Visitor Center, where visitors can see special exhibits and videos about life in early 19th-century New England. Within the buildings, historians dressed in period costumes explain the origins of the structures and their role in the community. There are over 40 buildings on the property, including a schoolhouse, gristmill, smithery, bake shop, law office, printers and typical 1830s-style homes. There is an on-site restaurant, the Oliver Wight Tavern, where one can enjoy lunches or brunches on the weekends.
In 2009, the Playhouse Theatre Group decided to open the doors and present some of the best classic plays and other performance pieces on stage. From comedy and children's shows to Othello and modern, interpretive dance, there is something for all tastes. Tickets are relatively inexpensive and the organization constantly provides outreach programs to foment a love for the arts in the greater Hartford region.