Most New England residents are familiar with "The Big E," the Eastern States Exposition. This annual event is sort of a state fair for all six New England states. More than one million people visit the Big E every year. Now the New England Historic Genealogical Society will be at this year's event, adjacent to The Big E's historic Storrowton Village.
The following is an announcement from the New England Historic Genealogical Society:
Visit NEHGS in Western Massachusetts at the Big E
NEHGS will be exhibiting at the Big E, September 17 through October 3, 2004. Formally known as the Eastern States Exposition, the Big E takes place in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It is the largest fair in the northeast, serving as a combined "state fair" for all six New England states.
NEHGS staff members will be available to demonstrate the newly redesigned NewEnglandAncestors.org website and answer questions about NEHGS, New England research, and family history in general. We will have several books and other references available to browse through. More than one million visitors are expected at this year’s Big E event. We encourage members and non-members alike to stop by the NEHGS booth and meet our staff and volunteers.
The NEHGS booth will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the New England Center on the Big E fairgrounds, adjacent to Storrowton Village. This location is near the center of the fairgrounds. The village is an authentic restoration of a nineteenth-century New England town complete with meeting house, tavern, and historic homes. Directions and information about the fair are online at www.thebige.com or by calling the Big E Info Line at 413-205-5115.