Daily Schedule

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TODAY AT OSV * Daily Events are Subject to Change
Throughout the Day:
         ●Ongoing Demonstrations-  in
         the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop
From Time to Time:
         Uniformed as the Law Directs: Tailoring a
         Militia Uniform
in the Bixby House
9:30-12:00  Make a Paper Militia Hat
                   
(in the Visitor Center)
9:30-12:00   A Shoemaker at Work
                    (in the Shoe Shop)
9:30-2:00 Visit the Striped Pig
               
(next to Bullard Tavern)
10:00  Cannon Demonstration
          
(by the Blacksmith Shop)
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 Reading of Early American Poetry
          
(in the Towne House)
11:00  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the
           Center Village
(meets outside the Center
           Meetinghouse)
11:00  The Militia Practices Target Shooting
          
(by the Graveyard)
11:00  Broom Making Demonstration
          
(by the Militia Exhibit)
11:00  Gristmill Demonstration
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
11:30  Golden Olden Tales
          
(in the Parsonage Barn)
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 Printing Office)
1:00  A Tour of the Towne House
1:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:30  Kids Join the Militia
(on the Common)
1:30  Water Power Tour (meets at the Carding Mill)
2:00-4:00 Sewing Demonstration
                
(in the Parsonage)
2:00  Pirate Tales
         
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
3:00  Cannon Demonstration
        
(by the Blacksmith Shop)
3:00  Meet 19th Century Midwife Lucy Tucker
        
(in the Towne Lower Kitchen)
3:00  Gristmill Demonstration
3:30  Tour of Armed and Equipped: Firearms and
          the Militia in New England: 1790-1840
        
(meets at the Militia Exhibit)
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
3:30  Milking Demonstration
        
(at the Freeman Farm)
4:00  Sawmill Demonstration

THE ENVIRONMENTAL POINT OF VIEW
River Walk is CLOSED (entrance near the Sawmill)
Woodland Walk is CLOSED
         
(entrance near the Graveyard)
Pasture Walk is CLOSED
          
(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  Village Grill & Smoker
across from the Bullard Tavern
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.