Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Curator’s Pick- Behind the Building: The Fenno House Old photos of the house in its original location and photos of its move to OSV (in the Towne House).
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Meet 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan: Hear about the experiences of a pre-famine Irish immigrant in early 19th century Ireland and New England (meets in front of the Fenno House).
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Stories about how things came to be (meets at the Towne House Grape Arbor).
12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. A Reading of Children’s Poetry (in the Towne House Garden)
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
1:00 p.m. Children’s Chores: Children of all ages can help with gardening chores such as watering, weeding, and pest patrol! (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)
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.
Small House Costumed interpreters are here to help you understand the past as it relates to the present. Make this your first stop to say “good day” and orient yourself to our 1830s Village.
Cooper Shop Coopers make round wooden containers including pails, tubs, and barrels for their neighbors.
Musket Demonstrations will happen at 1:00 p.m. Watch our interpreters load and fire a flintlock musket, near the Bullard Tavern.
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.
2:30 p.m. Play 19th Century Base Ball: “Play Ball” following rules adapted from The Book of Sports and other 19th century sources. (meets on the Common)
3:30 p.m. Toy Hot Air Balloon: Join us on the Common for a demonstration (or two!) of a fascinating diversion enjoyed by children in the early 1800s, a toy hot air balloon flight!
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.
Scoop Shop 12:00 – 4:00 pm: Gifford’s ice cream.
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!