Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 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).
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 & 4:00 p.m. Quakers in Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
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).
2:00 p.m. A Cook’s Tour of the Herb Garden: Sage, Thyme, and Rosemary are common names in any kitchen. Join a gardener for a guided tour of the Herb Garden to see what culinary herbs were popular in the 19th century and today! (at the Herb Garden).
Richardson House (Parsonage) Sewing was a large part of any housewife’s daily work. Stop by the Richardson House to find out about the work the Minister’s wife did to clothe her family, make household furnishings, and sew items for charitable purposes.
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.
Musket Demonstrations will happen at 1:00 p.m. Watch our interpreters load and fire a flintlock musket, near the Bullard Tavern.
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.
New England on Parade
Learn about the long history of parades in this region, and their many purposes. Visit all three of the exhibitions’ locations in the Visitor Center, Countryside Gallery, and Militia Exhibit.
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 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!