As a living history museum faithfully reflecting American life as it was lived more than 160 years ago, Old Sturbridge Village welcomes your interest.
We value your attention and curiosity, and are ready to assist your efforts in every way we can.
Our Media and Scholarship Services Include
- A Visual Resource Collection of more than 170,000 images, including
photography, prints, and graphics.
- An extensive Research Library documenting every
aspect of American material life from 1790 to 1840.
- The Old Sturbridge Village collections include works and artifacts
that represent agriculture and horticulture, architecture, banking,
cookery, decorative and fine arts, education, health and medicine,
music, and other focuses.
- Daily demonstrations of historic crafts, daily
life, and celebrations. Broad topics portrayed include early
19th-century agriculture, community, practical arts, and social
enjoyments. Examples of period-specific activities include coopering and
blacksmithing, gardening with 19th-century varieties, hearth cooking, and early
American crafts such as storytelling and song.
How can we help you?
The Public Relations staff at Old Sturbridge Village should be your first point of contact for all requests and services. Depending on your needs, we can direct you to our library, archives, and collection of visual images.
We can also arrange all photography, filming, and interviews. We match you with the appropriate Village experts who are most knowledgeable about the particular subjects you are covering.
How can you help us?
If you wish to interview our history interpreters, researchers or other museum professionals, we will make advance arrangements for you. We ask that you do not seek unarranged interviews with staff members so they may focus exclusively on providing the best possible experiences for our visitors.
Old Sturbridge Village welcomes photographers and filmmakers, but we request that you make arrangements with us beforehand. We can accommodate your need to move artifacts, handle special setups or lighting, or stage the activities our visitors already see, as appropriate.
For additional information, special arrangements, historical references, photo and other support materials, please contact:
Ann Lindblad, Director of Marketing and Communications
Fax: (508) 347-0375
Contact by Email
We look forward to assisting you.