Daily Schedule

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: Militia Exhibit is closed.

TODAY AT OSV * Daily Events are Subject to Change
Throughout the Day:
         ●Ongoing Demonstrations-  in
         the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop
9:30-11:30   Making Soft Cheese & Butter
                   
(at Towne House Lower Kitchen)
9:30-12:00   A Shoemaker at Work
                    (in the Shoe Shop)
10:00-1:00 Horse-Drawn Ride around  the
            Mill Pond  
(pick up behind the Bullard
            Tavern & by Bixby House)
10:00  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the
           Center Village
(meets outside the Center
           Meetinghouse)
10:00  Broom Making Demonstration
          
(by the Militia Exhibit)
10:00  Sawmill Demonstration
10:00  Milking Demonstration
          
(at the Freeman Farm)
10:30  A Family Tour Around the Center Village
          
(meets at the Small House)
11:00  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the
           Center Village
(meets outside the Center
           Meetinghouse)
11:00  Broom Making Demonstration
          
(by the Militia Exhibit)
11:00  Gristmill Demonstration
11:30  Learn a Dance with the OSV Dancers
          
(by the Center Meetinghouse)
11:30  Tales From Long Ago
          
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
12:30  Musket Firing Demonstration
          
(by the Bullard Tavern)
1:00-4:00  Quinebaug River Boat Ride
                 
($3 Fee, 3 & Under Free, 15 minute ride)
                  (at the dock by Vermont Covered Bridge)
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work
                 
(in the Print Shop)
1:00  Learn a Dance with the OSV Dancers
         
(by the Center Meetinghouse)
1:00  A Tour of the Towne House
1:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:30-4:30  Basket Making Demonstration
                  
(in the Small House)
1:30  Meet the Gardeners
        
(at the Parsonage Garden)
1:30  Water Power Tour (meets at the Carding Mill)
2:00-4:00   Making Soft Cheese & Butter
                  
(at Towne House Lower Kitchen)
2:00-4:00  Knitting for the Family
                 
(in the Parsonage)
2:00-4:00  Herbal Preparations
                  
(in the Bixby Kitchen)
2:00  What’s Inside Grandmother’s Trunk?
         
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:30-4:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around  the
           Mill Pond
(pick up behind the Bullard
           Tavern & by Bixby House)
3:00  Tales From Long Ago
         
(in the Parsonage Barn)
3:00  Gristmill Demonstration
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
3:30  Milking Demonstration
        
(at the Freeman Farm)
4:00  Sawmill Demonstration

RIDE THE HARTFORD & WORCESTER STAGE
Travel around the Common in our reproduction early
19th-century stagecoach and get a feel for early
New England travel.
Tickets Sold in the Visitor Center & the Miner Grant Store $3 fee, 3 & Under Free
(Seating is limited, no food or beverage on the stage
and operation is weather dependent.)
10:00-12:00 & 1:30-4:50 Ride the Stagecoach
(pick up outside Bullard Tavern)

THE ENVIRONMENTAL POINT OF VIEW
River Walk is open (entrance near the Sawmill)
Woodland Walk is open
         
(entrance near the Graveyard)
Pasture Walk is open
          
(entrance behind the Freeman Farm)
Also, see an exhibit in the Quinebaug Bridge about the important role rivers played in early New England life.

DINING & SHOPPING
9:30-5:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common) Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, beverages & village made crafts.
10:00-4:30  Village Café
Serving coffee, baked goods, and grab & go sandwiches.
11:00-3:00  Bullard Tavern
(on the Ground Floor)  We have a wide array of lunch options available.
11:00-4:00  Bake Shop & Village Scoop
Serving ice cream & cookies
11:30-3:00  Oliver Wight Tavern Tap Room
Serving Modern & Period Fare
10:00-5:30  Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

NEW EXHIBIT - Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England
Located across from the Blacksmith Shop

From coffins and chairs to clock cases and chests of drawers, 19th century cabinetmakers in rural New England produced a wide variety of objects, both every-day and exceptional, using a range of techniques and tools. Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England is an exhibition dedicated to early 19th century cabinetmaking in rural New England. Centered on three main themes – form, process, and people – the exhibition will examine the tools, products, and livelihoods of rural cabinetmakers in the early 19th century.