Harvard Pilgrim Makes a Donation to Sturbridge Village
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC)recently announced a donation to fellow NEC member Old Sturbridge Village, which will make it more accessible to the public. Harvard Pilgrim is donating $22,500 to fund the ‘Carryall Wagon’ at the living history museum.
The ‘Carryall Wagon’ carries visitors to some of the more distant attractions on the 200-acre museum property, including Freeman Farm, Mill Village, and the blacksmith shop. It is pulled by a team of Belgian draft horses and driven by a historically costumed driver who shares facts about life in early New England. The HPCP-funded wagon serves over 100,000 visitors a year and helps those with mobility problems enjoy the museum.
“By funding the Carryall Wagon’s operation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is helping to increase accessibility to all of our museum for senior citizens and guests with physical challenges. And for children, the chance to ride in a horse-drawn vehicle makes the Carryall experience one of the most popular features at the village,” said Jim Donahue, president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village.
The New England Council applauds Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Old Sturbridge for making New England’s rich history available to all.