Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances

4:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion about discrimination in early New England (in front of the Fenno House).

Music Performances

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A performance on the New England Church Bass Viol (in the Center Meetinghouse)
Listen to and learn about the church bass or bass viol, an instrument which has not been played in nearly one and a half centuries.

Garden Tours
2:00 p.m. New England’s Apples: an Introduction to OSV’s Orchards: Join a gardener for a guided tour of some of OSV’s apple collection, as well as a discussion of the importance of apples throughout New England’s history (meets at the Cider Mill).

Households

Fitch House Autumn 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 a wider array of food is available from home and neighbors alike.

Freeman Farm Fall is here at last, but the family’s work has only just begun. Learn about seasonal food and domestic work on a traditional, middling farm as we bring in the harvest, fill the root cellar, and rejoice in the bounty of the season.

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
Blacksmith Shop Our smiths are hard at work making tools for our new cabinetmaking shop as well as more typical items.

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 – 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.

 

Honorary Ringing of the Bells

3:00 p.m. Ringing of the Center Meetinghouse bells in memory of Honorary Trustee Nancy B. Beatty (June 8, 1920 – July 23, 2021)

 

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!