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Join us! The 19th Annual Freedom Rings in the Holidays event begins Friday, November 18! Make FVS your first stop. Freedom’s own Kathy Dwyer will be serving samples of her award winning pepper jelly at FVS on Friday night and we will be open until 9:00 for your convenience. Maps and punch cards for the raffle drawing will be available. Other event participants include Freedom Artisans’ Craft Fair at the Town Hall, Freedom Gallery, JAJ Baskets, Lee Anne Weeks’ partridge berry, balsam wreaths and arrangements, and L. Mays Trading Co. The Freedom Church will sponsor a luncheon at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 20 from 11:30 – 1:30.
Friday, March 27, the Freedom Village Store celebrated its acceptance on the State Register of Historic Places. Built around 1860, the Freedom Village Store has been run as a general store and gas station, a gift shop and presently as a non-profit enterprise – a community center or gathering place of sorts – run solely by volunteers and a part-time management consultant with the motto of “A Community Effort.” The store sells locally made crafts and artwork, local eggs, milk, bread, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, newspapers and fair trade products. The building is a distinctive example of Second Empire Architecture with interesting details and a Mansard roof. It has been updated over the years but remains largely unchanged since it was built and the efforts of the town in historic preservation have helped to retain the feeling of a general store in downtown Freedom Village.
Many thanks to the Freedom Heritage Commission, assisted by Sally DeLuca, Plymouth State graduate student, for preparing and submitting the application for listing on the State Register which was awarded in January by the State’s Division of Historical Resources.
We’ve added a new little table in our sunny window for your enjoyment. It’s the perfect spot to catch up with a friend or take a few minutes for yourself and just relax. Come visit us soon and see for yourself..
The Freedom Village Store is excited to feature the work of Freedom’s own Bill Crone of Aardvark Woodworking. Bill’s artistry turns a variety of wood into incredible unique works of art, both decorative and functional. His bowls are heirloom quality.
The work of Freedom’s resident artists, Peg Scully, Sarah Tabor and Laura Thomson are prominently displayed throughout the store for your viewing pleasure.
We welcome you to visit us and enjoy their work and that of many other New Hampshire and Maine artisans.