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April 19, 2014 to April 27, 2014  
Enjoy expanded hands-on and interactive activities throughout the Village, along with family-friendly performances and entertainment, including music, storytelling, and puppet shows. Meet the new arrivals at the farm (every day) and on Monday (Patriots' Day), take part in martial activities. Children will be invited to help churn butter, plant a seed, or make an ascending snake. Visit with Laura...
April 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Where exactly do carrot seeds come from?  Discuss biennial plants (beets, carrots, parsnips, onions, turnips, cabbages, and more) and how to save seeds using a seed bed. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites...
April 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Adults $38.95
Seniors $34.95
Children ages 3 -12  $12.95
Children under 3 free
(prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity)

 

A Sampling of Our Menu Omelets Made to Order Scrambled Eggs Apple Wood Smoked Bacon & Sausage Tavern Fried New Potatoes Salad Bar Broccoli Waldorf Salad Four Bean & Red Wine Vinaigrette Salad Peel n’ Eat Shrimp Cocktail Assorted Muffins and Pastries Buttermilk Pancakes and Waffles with Assorted Toppings Seasonal Sliced Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits Pineapple Glazed Ham Roast...
April 21, 2014 to April 22, 2014  

Per Person $140;  OSV Members $130

10% multiple child discount applies

Register securely online for Farmer Boy in the Village.

Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder beloved Little House series will be delighted with our two April vacation Discovery Adventures!  In costume, children ages 6-17 will try some of the activities, chores, and food right out of their favorite books.  We'll also explore the similarities and differences between 1830s New England and Laura's world in the 1870s. April 21 and 22 will focus on the book Farmer...
April 21, 2014  
Join us in learning how the start of the Revolutionary War affected a small New England community, a highlight of special school vacation week events. Patriots' Day observances at Old Sturbridge will resound with the peal of bells, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of the fife, as the Sturbridge Militia musters on the common on Monday, April 21st. Special programs and activities...
April 23, 2014 to April 25, 2014  

Per Person $140;  OSV Members $130

10% multiple child discount applies

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Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder beloved Little House series will be delighted with our two April vacation Discovery Adventures!  In costume, children ages 6-17 will try some of the activities, chores, and food right out of their favorite books.  We'll also explore the similarities and differences between 1830s New England and Laura's world in the 1870s. Little House in the Village on April 23-25...
April 26, 2014 to April 27, 2014  
We look forward to welcoming employees of our Business Partners to Old Sturbridge Village. On these two days, complimentary admission to OSV will be extended to the employees of our Business Partners - including up to six immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, spouses, and siblings) per employee. Not sure your company is a member? Need to renew your membership...
April 26, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Get an insider’s perspective on OSV’s exhibit Delightfully Designed – The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard. Tour the exhibit with a member of the curatorial staff.  Explore Lombard’s furniture, view family artifacts, and hear family stories about the man behind this extraordinary furniture. Tours at 10:00 am; please meet at the entrance to the exhibit in the Visitor Center.  
April 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM

$45 per person, $40 for OSV Members. Pre-registration is required, seating is limited.

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Join author and historic decorative painter Linda Lefko, co-author of Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School: New England Landscapes 1825–1845, for “Painted Walls of New England” an in-depth look at the work of acclaimed itinerant painter Rufus Porter (1792-1884) and other New England wall mural artists, as well as a demonstration of wall mural art. Recently, Lefko helped restore the Rufus...
May 05, 2014 - 6:00 PM

$15 per person, $13 OSV Members
Advanced registration is encouraged, as tickets are not guaranteed at the door. 

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Award-winning historical non-fiction writer, Nathaniel Philbrick will make a special appearance at Old Sturbridge Village as part of the Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series to discuss his latest book, Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution.  The book tells the story of the Battle of Bunker Hill - the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the...
May 06, 2014  

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Admission for Home School families is $8 per child and $8 for one adult per every child age 5 and up.  Additional adults attending pay the Adult Admission fee of $24.  Members, children under three, and Sturbridge residents enter for free. Learn more about our Membership program.

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Work and Play: Spring in the 19th Century As the weather warms work reverts back to crops and dairying and play moves outdoors. Join us this Home School Day to get your hands on history by participating in these activities. Help the farmers with their chores, churn butter, take a tour of the garden, whatch a sheep being sheared, plant a seed, and meet our newborn lambs, calves, and piglets. ...
May 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Throughout 2013, Old Sturbridge Village staff from the Museum Program, Costume, and Curatorial Departments collaborated on a project to create a reproduction of a gown from the Allen family. Join the staff for a look at all of the work that went into creating this one-of-a-kind reproduction. Meets at the Visitor Center to walk to the Collections Storage Building. Take a Closer Look is a monthly...
May 11, 2014  
Free admission and a special gift for moms (while supplies last) on Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village, with family events planned throughout the day, including a "Moms vs. Kids" tug-o-war. Visit the Village households and craftshops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith make a baby rattle and the potter make a chamber pot for potty training. Learn about cooking for...
May 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Adults $38.95
Seniors $34.95
Children ages 3 -12  $12.95
Children under 3 free
(prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity)

Available by reservation only, please call 508-347-0333.
 

A Sampling of Our Mother's Day Menu Omelets made to order Applewood-Smoked Bacon and Sausage Scrambled Eggs House-cured Smoked Salmon Red Flannel Hash Assorted Muffins and Danish Buttermilk Pancakes and Waffles with a selection of toppings Sliced Seasonal Fruit Caesar Salad Spring Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Spinach Salad with Citrus Pan-Roasted Asparagus with...
May 17, 2014 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
On this day, we will offer a selection of heirloom flowers and herbs grown at the Village including a nineteenth-century favorites to bring a bit of history to the garden (prices range from $3-$5, depending on size). Plus, free heirloom tomato plants will be given to visitors to celebrate the start of the gardening season. The free tomato plants, grown by OSV horticulturists, include popular...
May 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Color your world using plants that not only beautify your garden, but also act as natural household dyes. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites and deal with a variety of plant-related themes and topics....
May 24, 2014 to May 26, 2014  
Memorial Day Weekend The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at carding the wool. See sheep herding demonstrations. David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm in New Hampshire...
May 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us as we support local farmers and vendors during the first OSV's Heritage Farmers Market of the year! Located outside the Visitor Center, the Farmers Market is open to musuem visitors and the general public beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running throughColumbus Day Weekend. (Village admission not required.) Participating vendors include: Hillcrest Apiary is a vendor of local, pure,...
May 31, 2014  
This new event celebrates the medical practices of the early 19th century. Throughout the day, visitors will meet costumed interpreters depicting medical experts of the period, including a travelling dentist and a phrenologist. As home remedies were the most common cures, historical interpreters will also create poultices, teas, and other remedies from The Family Nurse, a 19th-century advice book...
June 07, 2014  
More than 50 pre-1946 automobiles will be showcased on the Common throughout the day and a grand procession of the autos will take place at 3:30 p.m. Come back the next day for the first Antique Carriage Rally. If you are interested in participating with your antique automobile, please contact Jim O'Brien. See a slide show. Planning Ahead Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your...

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