Daily Schedule

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please Note: Farm Activities are Weather Permitting
 

TODAY AT OSV * Daily Events are Subject to Change
Throughout the Day:
         ●Ongoing Demonstrations-  in
         the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop
         ●Display of Domestic Manufacture in the 
          Friends Meetinghouse
9:30-12:00  Help Prepare the Freeman’s Root
                  Cellar for Winter
(at the Freeman Farm)
9:30-12:00  A Shoemaker at Work
                   (in the Shoe Shop)
10:00-11:00 Harvesting Corn
                   
(by the Visitor Center)
10:00-12:00  Visit with Guest Woodworker
                      John Baron
(in the Craft Center)
10:00-12:30   Building the Cider Cheese
                      
(at the Cider Mill)
10:00-3:00  Heirloom Apple Tasting
                  
(in the Parsonage Barn)
10:00  Sawmill Demonstration
10:00  Milking Demonstration
          
(at the Freeman Farm)
10:30  Tour the Center Village Gardens
           
(meets at the Parsonage Garden)
11:00-12:00 Picking Apples (at the Freeman Farm)
11:00  Gristmill Demonstration
11:00  Putting Food By: 19th Century Techniques
           for Preserving the Harvest
          
(in the Freeman Garden)
11:30  Choosing the Best: How Judges Selected
           Award Winners Then and Now
          
(in the Friends Meetinghouse)
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
11:30  Tour OSV’s New Cider Orchard
          
(meets at the Cider Mill)
1:00-4:00  Quinebaug River Boat Ride
                 
($3 Fee, 3 & Under Free, 15 minute ride)
                  (at the dock by Vermont Covered Bridge)
1:00-4:00  Visit with Guest Woodworker                                
                 John Baron
(in the Craft Center)
1:00-4:00 Pressing Cider (at the Cider Mill)
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work (in the Printing Office)
1:00   Musket Firing Demonstration
          
(by the Bullard Tavern)
1:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:00  A Cook’s Tour of the Bixby Orchard
1:30  Water Power Tour
(meets at the Carding Mill)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:00  Putting the Bixby Garden to Bed
        
(in the Bixby Garden)
2:30  Choosing the Best: How Judges Selected
         Award Winners Then and Now
        
(in the Friends Meetinghouse)
3:00  Gristmill Demonstration
3:00  Renewing the Soil: 19th Century
         Techniques to Improve Soil Fertility
        
(in the Freeman Garden)
3:30  Ghost Stories
        
(in A Child’s World Exhibit)
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
3:30  Milking Demonstration
        
(at the Freeman Farm)
4:00  Sawmill Demonstration

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.
11:30-3:00  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.