Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hands-on: Learn more about woodworking tools used by 19th-century cabinetmakers (under the tent near the Center Meetinghouse).

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Quakers in Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

11:00 a.m. Meet the Schoolkeeper
(at the District School)

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Excerpts from letters by 19th century activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to concerns of women speaking in public in 1837 (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About the Weather: the story of the Year without a summer and other weather stories (in front of the Fenno House).

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

Garden Tours
11:30 a.m. Children’s Chores: Children of all ages can help with gardening chores such as watering, weeding, and pest patrol (at the Freeman Garden).

3:00 p.m. 19th Century Root Cellars: See how food was stored in the 19th century, even before refrigeration! (meets outside the Freeman root cellar).

Households
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.

Bixby House The Bixbys, like many families, earned their income from several different sources. Visit to learn about the work of braiding straw, sewing shoe uppers and dairying the women of this family did from home.

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 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.

Scoop Shop 12:00 – 4:00 pm: Gifford’s ice cream and cold beverages available.

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!