The legend says that on very dark nights she would mount her broom-stick and sail off into the clouds  much higher than the church steeple.

One of Shrewsbury’s most enduring landmarks is the “Balanced Rock,” sometimes known as the “Rocking Stone,” or for some reason “The Old Poet.”

One evening old Richard Grimes, on drawing rein at the hospitable door of Baldwin Tavern, forgot to leave his horse outside.


The purpose and goal of the Shrewsbury Historical Society shall be to keep alive and increase interest in the history of the Town of Shrewsbury; to collect and preserve items of special value, traditions, and curiosities; to encourage general public interest in the Society's work and to maintain such personal properties and real estate that may come under the control of the Society.


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