Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 15, 2018

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
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
10:00  Broom Making Demonstration
(in the Visitor Center)
10:00  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
10:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
10:30  Sawmill Demonstration

10:45  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the
Center Village
(meets outside the Center Meetinghouse)
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
11:30  Musket Firing Demonstration
(by the Cider Mill)
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
1:00  Sawmill Demonstration
1:00  A Tour of the Lighting Exhibit
2:00-5:00  A Shoemaker at Work

(in the Shoe Shop)
2:00  A Child’s World Tour & Tale
(in A Child’s World Exhibit)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:30-4:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
(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)

Purchase a $5 token for Rides at the Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store
Please note tokens are nonrefundable. Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
10:45 – 3:15 Ride the Stagecoach
$5 per person, 3 & Under Free
(pick up outside the Bullard Tavern)
Travel around the Common in our reproduction early
19th-century stagecoach and get a feel for early
New England travel. (Seating is limited, no food or beverage on the stage and operation is weather dependent.)
12:00 – 3:00 Ride the Quinebaug River Boat
$5 per person, 3 & Under
(pick up at the dock by the Vermont Covered Bridge)
15-minute ride on the Quinebaug River.

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.


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
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.

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.