Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Celtic & Catholic Tour: A tour about 19th Century Irish Immigrants in Massachusetts (meets outside the Center Meetinghouse).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Find out about 1830s childbirth (meets across from the Bullard Tavern).

12:00 & 4:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales on how things came to be (meets in Towne House Garden).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Music at the Towne
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Music on the Farm
(at the Freeman Farm)

Garden Tours

10:30 a.m. A Tour of the Fitch Children’s Garden: A guided tour of the Fitch Children’s Garden, based on Joseph Breck’s “The Young Florist” (1833). Explore Breck’s use of curious plants and garden design as a teaching tool for children (and adults)! (at the Fitch Garden).

1:00 p.m. Vegetable of the Week: Squash: Meet under the Freeman Garden apple tree to learn more about 19th century beans (at the Freeman Garden).

2:30 p.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).

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.

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.

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.

Dining & Shopping

Bullard Café will be closed today.

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!