Department 56 New England Village Series -
There is something special about New England and its history that calls to all of us - whether we're from there,
visited and vacationed there or merely read about it in history books and travel brochures. The delicately hand-painted porcelain buildings and
accessories portray a simpler time when America was beginning its great traditions.
Coordinates with item #4036535 “That’s the Spirit!” Some of our first settlers enjoyed brewing their own “hard” and “soft” beers. Farmers created countless recipes using various combinations of Sarsaparilla, vanilla, cherry bark, licorice, clove and many other ingredients. In 1876, as America celebrated its 100th birthday at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, root beer was first introduced commercially (in jugs), and bottled soon after. During Prohibition, root beer was one of the most popular beverages in the country. Our Spirit of ’76 is a nod to this much beloved drink.
Introduced 2014. Uses replacement bulb #99244. 5.25 x 4.25 x 6.25”
Coordinates with item #4036534 “All Is Safe Where All Can Read” More than any other President, Thomas Jefferson was a man of letters and holding a wide curiosity of all things. The more he read, the more he thought, wrote, and invented. Through inheriting and collecting he accumulated over 6000 books. After the British burned the library of Congress in the War of 1812, Jefferson offered to sell his entire collection for a greatly reduced price in the hopes of re-establishing this great collection for the use of the nation. Our Jefferson Library pays homage to this very literary man.
Introduced 2014. Uses replacement bulb #99244. 6.75 x 5.25 x 6.5”