Daily Schedule

DATE: JULY 27, 2019
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

TODAY AT OSV

Throughout the Day:

Ongoing Demonstrations –in the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop

Before heading into the Village we invite you to watch a short informative video to help you make the most of your visit! Located in the Visitor Center

 

9:30-12:00  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
9:30-12:00  A Cabinetmaker at Work
(in the Cabinetmaking Shop across from A Child’s World)
9:30-12:00  Making Cheese and Butter
(in the Towne House Lower Kitchen)
9:30-12:30  Meet the School Mistress
(at the District School House)
9:30-1:00  A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
9:45  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the Center Village
(meets outside the Center Meetinghouse)
9:45  Cooking Up Compost at Home
(in the Herb Garden)
9:45-11:15 Broom Making Demonstration
(in the Visitor Center)
10:00  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
10:30  Tunes and Tales from Tavern and Hearthside  
(in the Parsonage Barn)
10:45 Cultivating Small Fruits and Berries
(at the Parsonage Garden)
10:45  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the Center Village
(meets outside the Center Meetinghouse)
10:00-1:00  Horse-Drawn Ride around the Mill Pond
(pick up behind the Bullard Tavern)
11:00  Grist Mill Demonstration
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
11:30  Tales of a Yankee Peddler
(in the Parsonage)
11:30  Planning a Kitchen Garden: Tips from the Past
(in the Bullard Great Room)
12:30  Cultivating Tomatoes: 19th Century Techniques and Histories
(at the Parsonage Garden)
1:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:00  A Guided Tour of the Towne House
(in the Towne House)
1:15  Garden Tools of the Past
         (at the Parsonage Garden)
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
1:00-5:00  A Cabinetmaker at Work
(in the Cabinetmaking Shop across from A Child’s World)
1:30  Water Power Tour
(meets at the Carding Mill)
1:30 Musket Firing Demonstration
(outside the Bullard Tavern)
2:00  IMP: Utilizing Integrated Pest Management in Your Garden
(at the Freeman Garden)
2:00  Salt Water Yankees: Tunes and Tales of Whalers and Sailors        
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00-5:00  A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)                
2:30-4:30 Play 19th Century Parlor Games
(in the Fitch House)
2:30-4:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around the Mill Pond
(pick up behind the Bullard Tavern)
2:45  Garden Pests and Potions: Techniques of the 1830s for Controlling Insects and Disease
(meets at the Bixby Garden)
3:00  Play 19th Century Base Ball
(on the Common)
3:00  Grist Mill Demonstration
3:00  Tales of the Supernatural
(in the Parsonage Barn)
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
3:30  Growing Your Soil: 19th Century Techniques to Improve Soil Health
(at the Freeman Garden)
4:00  Tasteful Tunes and the Devil’s Ditties
(in the Parsonage Barn)
4:00  Toy Fire Balloon
(near the water pump on the Common)
4:00 Saw Mill Demonstration
4:15 Vegetable Seed Saving: Stewarding Historic Varieties and Becoming a Plant Breeder
(meets at the Freeman Garden)

 

CRAFTS
2:30–4:00 Make a Tin Ornament |
$3 per craft 
Purchase tokens at the Visitor Center or Miner Grant Store.
Please note tokens are nonrefundable.

Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
(in the Booth next to the Miner Grant Store)
Instruction by Village craftspeople; make an item to take home. Some restrictions on age, safety, and number of participants may apply.

Ride the Quinebaug River Boat
1:00–4:00 | $3 per person, age 3 & under free
Purchase a $3 token for a ride at the Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store.
Please note tokens are nonrefundable.

Unused tokens can be redeemed during a future visit.
(pick up at the dock by the Vermont Covered Bridge)
15-minute ride on the Quinebaug River.

 

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)

DINING & SHOPPING
9:00-4:30  Village Café
Proudly serving Red Barn® coffee, village made fudge, and from scratch cookies, muffins and breads.
9:30-5:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common)
Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, maple coffee and Village-made wares.
11:00-4:00  Bullard Tavern (on the Ground Floor)
A café style setting with a wide array of lunch options as well as dog treats for your four legged family member.
11:30-3:00  Oliver Wight Tavern Tap Room
A sit down style setting with gourmet burgers, sides, salads and more.
11:30-3:00  Village Scoop Shop
Gifford’s ice cream, cookies, and beverages.
10:00-5:30  Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
Wide array of unique gifts, fabrics, books and Village-made wares available! Don’t have time? Shop online! Visit our online store at www.osv.org!