Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 14, 2018
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Exhibits Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Daily events are subject to change.

Put Your Hands on History & Be Inspired

A boy visits the Tin ShopExhibits 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
9:30-12:00  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
9:30-1:00   A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
10:00-1:00  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
Countryside
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
10:00  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
10:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
10:30  Sawmill Demonstration

10:30  Golden Olden Tales
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  Musket Firing Demonstration
(by the Cider Mill)
11:30  Pirate Tales From New England’s Shore
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
1:00  Tales of King Arthur
(in the Parsonage Barn)
1:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:00-4:30  Practice Your Penmanship with the
Printer
(at the Fitch House)
2:00-5:00   A Shoemaker at Work

(in the Shoe Shop)
2:00  Golden Olden Tales
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:30-4:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
Countryside
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
3:00  A Guided Tour of the Towne House
3:30  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
4:00  Water Power Tour
(meets by the Carding Mill)

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.
11:30-4:00  Village Scoop Shop
Ice cream, cookies, and beverages
10:00-5:30  Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

Visit the Cabinetmaking Shop
(in the former Hands-on Craft Center) on Gallery Row to see the cabinetmaker at work. The shop is where furniture, architectural elements, and agricultural implements are made for the Village’s households, farms, and gardens using historic examples from the Village’s Museum Collection as prototypes.

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.

New Exhibit- Early New England Quilts: Repurposed, Refashioned, and Recycled
Located in the Visitor Center
Quilts, a household necessity, have long been connected with the idea of Yankee frugality.  Reusing material from old garments and household textiles and incorporating them into “scrap” quilts is just one of the ways early New England ladies creatively integrated recycled materials into household and personal textiles. This exhibit highlights some of the ingenious ways women reused, repurposed, and refashioned materials into quilts.