Thats the history, now lets get to the list. Lunenburg had two things included on the list: the Historic District and the Drawbridge Puppet Theater.
Historic Districts are usually tough to figure out because you're never quite sure what is included in the historic district. Lunenburg makes it easy. The town has quite a few buildings in the center of town that are on the national historic registry, making it clear indications where the historic district is. The Town Hall, with a legit church bell still working, sits directly across the street from the United Parish Methodist Church. The historical society sits next to the library and the center of town has a sign indicating the years of its incorporation. There were multiple markers celebrating the centenial and bicentenial of the town. Talk about having pride in your town.
|United Parish Methodist Church|
The Drawbridge Puppet Theater was a site that caught my interest. I never been to a puppet theater before and honestly, I didnt think one existed. Mostly an attraction for children and families, the theater puts on shows based on fairy tales, adding a little bit of humor to the storylines. During the show, the theater elects a Theater King and Queen. The theater itself is decorated as a castle and is definitely a sight to see. On our arrival, the show was Rapunzel. Trouble was on the day of our visit the homecoming parade was happening which caused us to be the only ones at the theater. So, instead of feeling awkward and a little "too old for this" we didnt take in a show. Its a shame because I really wanted to be King.
Lunenburg was a very nice visit. The town was clean, everyone was friendly and seemed to know each other. You could feel the town pride everywhere you looked. I looked forward to visiting the town and am glad I did.
P.S. Big Blue in the title is a reference to the Lunenburg High School mascot, the Blue Knight.