Lawyers Journal

MBA and Old Sturbridge Village team up to restore 210-year-old law office

With new efforts being put forth to enhance public education on the law, the MBA is proud to announce its partnership with Old Sturbridge Village in the refurbishment of the village's authentic 1796 law office exhibit.

This joint venture is a component of the MBA's recently re-energized law-related education (LRE) plans. This fall, the MBA assembled an LRE working group to develop a statewide strategy to promote civics in education '€” a top priority for MBA President Mark D Mason.

"Without question, Old Sturbridge Village is a preeminent center for historic preservation in the United States," said Mason, "and we are fortunate to lend our assistance in refurbishing the village's law office."

Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, and captures a rural New England town of the 1830s. The museum has more than 40 original buildings that were brought to the museum from towns throughout New England.

The exhibit will focus on the work of country lawyers in New England, attorneys' role in community and political life and legal issues that affected ordinary people. In addition to the exhibit sponsorship, the MBA looks forward to working with OSV on additional educational programming for its nearly 300,000 visitors each year.

The MBA's House of Delegates will hold their bimonthly meeting at Old Sturbridge Village on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at which time the exhibit is expected to be completed.

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