Daily events are subject to change.
Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TODAY AT OSV
Throughout the Day:
Try on a warm winter cloak and take your picture on the sleigh. This is where the Horse Drawn Carryall will pick you up.
Begin your visit by seeing where invitations to the Ball are printed and learn how to prepare it for mailing.
A Winter’s Ball has considerable expenses. Learn about finance in a New England village.
See how families cook for company – also what games entertain children while adults get ready for the Ball.
Making special pieces of clothing for the Ball and wintertime.
On the farm work never ends. Help the farmers do their winter chores.
Help make candles for the family, a necessary winter chore.
Hear winter tales from time to time.
Asa Knight Store
Country stores had almost anything you would want for a party.
Professional men often had a hand in organizing Balls.
Making warm outerwear, and even fancy bonnets to travel to the Ball in style.
Help make lighting devices.
Looking your very best. Styling hair and picking out the proper dress.
Hear music and learn the steps. Come learn to dance at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm.
Enjoy your choice of cocktail, hearty soup and warm homemade crisp.
The Museum Store and Book Shop
Browse a wide variety of decorative items, household goods, and Village-made products. Plus a selection of coffee, cookies and muffins are available.
Miner Grant Store and Bake Shop
Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, maple coffee, and Village-made wares. Perfect place to grab a hot chocolate, souvenir or snack.
The Glasshouse Gallery
A Child’s World
Armed and Equipped: Firearms and the Militia in New England 1790-1840.
Please note – Shoe Shop, Pottery Shop, Blacksmith Shop, and Freeman Farm and Barn will not be open.
District School, Bixby House and the Mills will be open but unstaffed.