Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 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. Quakers in Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

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 the Parsonage Barn).

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.

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.

Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery and see pots being made at the potter’s wheel.

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 (indicated by “Cabinetmaking Exhibit” on the map, and Militia Exhibit.

Dining & Shopping

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! Sandwiches are also available.