Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 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. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (meets in front of the Fenno House).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion of race in Early New England (meets outside the Friends’ Meetinghouse).

12:00 & 4:00 p.m. A Reading of New England Poetry: Poems by Longfellow Poe & Others (in the Towne House Garden).

Music Performances

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

Garden Tours
10:30 a.m.
Curious Plants of the Center Village: Join us for a guided tour of OSV’s ornamental gardens to learn about Curious Plants in the Center Village (meets at the Fitch Garden).

1:00 p.m. Gardening Then and Now: What can we learn from 19th century gardening techniques to promote healthy, environmentally-friendly gardens today? Join an OSV gardener under the Freeman Garden apple tree to discuss best gardening practices (at the Freeman Garden).

2:00 p.m. A Tour of the Herb Garden: Useful Weeds: Weeds have a bad rap, but some may be worth keeping around! Join a gardener to identify these useful weeds and how they may benefit you (at the Herb Garden).

Households
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.

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.

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.

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 in front of 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!