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About Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

About Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

For sixty years, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has provided beautiful and durable items for your country home. Drawing inspiration from over two hundred years of authentic American design, you can find an eclectic and versatile array of Colonial, Shaker, Americana, Cottage Chic, Nautical, Mission, and Retro items to suit a wide range of decor styles.

Sturbridge Massachusetts, has had a long and illustrious history. Founded in the early 1700's, settlers steadily arrived and built homes. Named for the English town of Stourbridge, it was incorporated on June 24, 1738. Sturbridge provided young soldiers for the Revolutionary War, and afterwards settled down as a farming community. However in the 19th century, harnessing water power from the Quinebaug river drove Sturbridge's early industry: cotton milling. More than two hundred Sturbridge men signed up for the Civil War, leaving their homes to fight for the Union.

Since the Civil War, Sturbridge has kept as much of its early history as possible, though some early buildings and homes were destroyed by fire or demolished. Olde Sturbridge Village opened in 1946 and has put Sturbridge in the national spotlight for being the largest New England outdoor historical town. Sturbridge Village preserves the town's early 1790 - 1830 agrarian past and had plenty of early homes and buildings to visit.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop's history is intricately tied to the town's milling past. Founded in 1953 in a 150-year-old mill in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, we moved to Portland, Maine in 1981 and have been furnishing homes ever since. We are proud to offer dozens of items that are inspired by our coastal location and many (including Shaker furniture, buoy bells, and natural foods) are made right here in Maine.

If you're looking for classic American home furnishings like Shaker peg racks and Windsor chairs, need a wall art accent like nostalgic signs and folk art prints, have fallen in love with durable braided rugs, want to hang sweet cottage curtains, or are decorating a country kitchen, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop is a one-stop place for your decorating wishes.

Due to our long-standing commitment to excellence, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop remains a quality name in service, too. We stand by our products and take pride in the tradition of providing world-class service. Thank you for shopping with us.