Daily Schedule

DATE: JANUARY 22, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances

10:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Tales from Long Ago: Favorite folk tales told in 1830s (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

11:30 a.m.  & 2:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Hear about childbirth in the 1830s (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

1:00 p.m. Common Curiosities Tour: A Tour around the Center Village (meets in front of the Center Meetinghouse).

Music Performances
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern).

Households

Small House Cold winters had their advantages! Stop by to see how many families made their year’s candles at home, one dip at a time.

Freeman Farm Work on a farm never stops, not even in winter. Learn about seasonal domestic work on a traditional, middling farm including sausage making, cooking and caring for the years preserves.

Trades

Cabinetmaking Shop Period cabinetmakers made a wide variety of wares including tables, chairs, chests and other case furniture. Explore our newest trade shop, and learn more about the tools and techniques used by nineteenth century woodworkers.

Printing Office Learn about the importance of the printed word in the early 19th century, while observing bookbinding demonstrations.

Community
Asa Knight Store Country stores brought in goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston and Providence. They also bought locally produced goods such as butter, cheese, and handwork for sale in those urban commercial centers.

New England on Parade
Learn about the long history of parades in this region, and their many purposes. Visit all three of the exhibitions’ locations in the Visitor Center, Countryside Gallery (indicated by “Cabinetmaking Exhibit” on the map), and Militia Exhibit.

The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 1:30-3:50 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or in front of the Blacksmith Shop, or Asa Knight Store about every 40 minutes for a ride around the Countryside. From 9:30 am-1:30 pm there is no Carryall operating.

Dining & Shopping

Bullard Café (on the Ground Floor)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. full hot and cold menu available.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. soups, sandwiches and beverages.

Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies and treats. Shop for Village-made wares, heirloom seeds, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!

The Environmental Point of View

Woodland Walk A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.

Pasture Walk Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.

River Walk Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.
Please note all walks are open but are not maintained. Icy conditions may be present.

Policies
Masks are required in all indoor spaces. Masks are optional outdoors. Please consider putting on a mask when you are close to staff or other visitors. We appreciate your cooperation for your safety and ours.

Upgrade your tickets to a year-long Membership!
Save your receipt and within 30 days you can apply daytime admission tickets towards a membership. A Family Membership starts at just $105 and is valid for a full year! For more info visit www.osv.org