Sherbrooke Village in Sherbrooke, NS, is unusual in that it is not a collection of historic buildings moved into a reconstructed townsite, but rather the older portion of the actual village of Sherbrooke. Most of the buildings date from the 1860s and 1870s when the town boomed after gold was discovered in the area. A number of mines were developed and some operated into the 20th century. In addition to the general store, school, blacksmith shop and hotel, the village also features an operational, water-powered sawmill, another one of the industries that helped create Sherbrooke. In total the village consists of 25 restored period buildings in their original setting. Sherbrooke Village is open to the public from early June to mid-October.