Daily Schedule

DATE: JULY 8, 2021
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Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. How OSV Came to Be: A Tour about how the Wells Brothers Founded OSV (meets in the Visitor Center). 

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion of race in Early New England. (meets at the Small House).

12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Common Commerce: A tour about banking & money in 19th Century New England (meets in front of the Thompson Bank).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Music at the District School
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Music in the Countryside
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Music in the Center Village

Garden Tours

11:30 a.m. A Tour of the Fitch Children’s Garden: A guided tour of the Fitch Children’s Garden, based on Joseph Breck’s “The Young Florist” (1833). Explore Breck’s use of curious plants and garden design as a teaching tool for children (and adults)! (at the Fitch Garden).

1:30 p.m. Gardening Then and Now: What can we learn from 19th century gardening techniques to promote healthy, environmentally-friendly gardens today? Join an OSV gardener to discuss best gardening practices (at the Freeman Garden).

2:00 p.m. A Tour of the Herb Garden: Herbs for the Novice Gardener: Join a gardener to learn about common herbs everybody can grow and benefit from (at the Herb Garden)

Households
Towne House Lower Kitchen: Making butter & soft cheese from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Fitch House Spring is exciting for everyone, farmers’ and mechanics’ families alike! Stop by here to see how a non-farming family might change how they feed their family as the weather continues to warm.

Freeman Farm Spring is around the corner, and with it, its own labors and concerns. Learn about seasonal food and domestic work on a traditional, middling farm as winter transitions into spring.

Trades

Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery and see pots being made at the potter’s wheel.

Cooper Shop Coopers make round wooden containers including pails, tubs, and barrels for their neighbors.

Printing Office Small printing offices often worked for publishers in Philadelphia, New York, or Boston, printing and binding books for sale anywhere in New England. They often also did smaller printing jobs for local people.

Musket Demonstrations will happen at 1:00 p.m. Watch our interpreters load and fire a flintlock musket, near the Bullard Tavern.

Farm
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm)

On the Farm At Freeman Farm, Fenno Barn, and Towne Barn you can find the sheep, chickens, and cattle that call OSV home. In the fields across campus, you may find our farmers hard at work with seasonal chores.

The Carryall

We offer two horse-drawn carryall ride (weather permitted), included with the price of admission, around the Village. Please note from 1:00 – 1:30 pm there are no Carryalls operating.

From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30 – 5:00 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or behind the Blacksmith Shop about every 20 minutes for a ride around the Mill pond.

From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 5:00 pm you can board at the Asa Knight Store or the Miner Grant Store about every 45 minutes for a longer ride around the Common and Countryside.

Dining & Shopping

Bullard Café (on the Ground Floor)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. full hot and cold menu available.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. soups, sandwiches and beverages.

Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies and treats. Shop for Village-made wares, heirloom seeds, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!