Daily Schedule

DATE: OCTOBER 12, 2019
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Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Daily events are subject to change.

TODAY AT OSV *Daily Events are Subject to Change

Throughout the Day:

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  Meet the Visiting Oxen and their Drivers
(at the Horsesheds)
9:30-11:30  Straw Braiding (in the Bixby House)
9:30-12:00  A Printer at Work (in the Printing Office)
9:30-12:00  Preparing for Winter: Caring for Dahlias
(in the Towne Garden)
9:30-3:00  Dyeing Wool (outside the Fenno Barn)
9:45-10:30  Broom Making Demonstration
(in the Visitor Center)
10:00 A Guided Introductory Tour Around the Center Village
(meets outside the Center Meetinghouse)
10:00  Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Barn)
10:00-12:00  Horse-Drawn Ride around the Common
(pick up at  the Asa Knight Store)
10:00-12:00  Grinding Apples with Ox Power
(at the Cider Mill)
10:00-4:00  Heirloom  Apple Tasting
(in the Bullard Taproom)
11:00  An Infinite Variety of Fruit: Historic New England Apples
(in the Bullard Great Room)
11:00-1:00  A Shoemaker at Work (in the Shoe Shop)
11:30  Choosing the Best: How Judges SelectedAward Winners at an 1830s Agricultural Fair
(in the Friends Meetinghouse)
12:00  Everlasting Bouquets: Creating Dried Flower Arrangements
(meets at the Towne House)
12:00-4:00  You be the Judge: Cast Your Vote for the Best Textiles and Produce
(in the Friends Meetinghouse)
12:30  Musket Firing Demonstration
(outside the Bullard Tavern)
1:00  A Guided Tour of the Towne House
(in the Towne House)
1:00  The Up-to-Date Advantages of Heirloom Vegetables
(in the Bullard Great Room)
1:00-3:30  A Printer at Work (in the Printing Office)
1:30-3:30  Grinding Apples with Ox Power
(at the Cider Mill)
1:30-3:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around the Common
(pick up at  the Asa Knight Store)
2:00  Ploughing Competition and Demonstration
(at the Visitor Center Field)
2:00  Uncle Ezra Packs His Traveler’s Trunk
(in the Fitch House)
2:00  Food Preservation: 19th Century Methods for Storing the Harvest
(meets at the Freeman Corn Barn)
2:00-3:30  Bonnet Making (in the Parsonage)
2:00-3:30  Straw Braiding (in the Bixby House)
2:00-4:00  A Shoemaker at Work (in the Shoe Shop)
2:30  Try Your Hand at Ploughing
(at the Visitor Center Field)
2:30  Choosing the Best: How Judges Selected Award Winners at an 1830s Agricultural Fair
(in the Friends Meetinghouse)
2:30-4:00  Make a Fall Block Print
(in the Fitch House)
3:00  New England Ghost Tales
(in the Fitch House)
3:00  Improving the Soil: The Renewal of the Freeman Garden
(at the Freeman Garden)
3:00  Milking Demonstration 
(at the Freeman Barn)
3:30  Forgotten Farms: film showing followed by a discussion with the films creators and local dairy farmers
(Stephen M. Brewer Theater in the Visitor Center) This film is included with admission

 

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)

 

Ride the Quinebaug River Boat
12:00–3:00 | $3 per person, age 3 & under free
Purchase a $3 token for a ride at the
Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store.
Cash & credit cards also accepted at Boat Dock.
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.

 

CRAFT: Make a Tin Ornament
10:00-12:00  | $3 per craft 

Purchase a $3 token for Crafts at the
Visitor Center or the 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.

 

DINING & SHOPPING
9:00-3:30  Village Café
Proudly serving Red Barn® coffee, village made fudge, and from scratch cookies, muffins and breads.
9:30-4:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common)
Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, maple coffee and Village-made wares.
11:00-3:00  Bullard Tavern (on the Ground Floor)
A café style setting with a wide array of lunch options.
11:30-3:00  Oliver Wight Tavern Taproom
A sit down style setting with gourmet burgers, sides, salads and more.
10:00-4:30  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!
We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.