Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Towne House Garden).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Meet 19th Century Midwife: Learn about 1830s childbirth (outside the Fenno House).

12:00 & 4:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion of race in Early New England (meets outside the Friends’ Meetinghouse).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Music at the Towne House

 

Garden Tours
11:30 a.m.
Keeping Up with the Townes: The Towne Family was well off with an impressive “pleasure garden” to prove it. Join a gardener for a walking tour of OSV’s gardens highlighting the evolution of ornamental gardening in the 19th Century. See how families aspired to be more like the Townes (meets at the Bixby Garden.)

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 how to grow and use favorite culinary herbs (at the Herb Garden).

Households
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.

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.

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

Community
Asa Knight Store Country stores brought in goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston and Providence. They also bought locally produced goods such as butter, cheese, and handwork for sale in those urban commercial centers.

The Carryall

We offer two horse-drawn carryall rides (weather permitting), 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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!