Daily Schedule


Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Please note the Carryall will not be operating today

Fall Folk Festival
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Big Jon Short (on the Common)

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 a.m. Local Freight (on the Gristmill Porch)

12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. The Meadows Brothers (at the Center Meetinghouse)

12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. The Clements Brothers (in the Parsonage Barn)

1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Zack Slik (on the Gristmill Porch)

1:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Fox and the Dragon (at the Center Meetinghouse)

2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. The Briana White Band (in the Parsonage Barn)

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths Tour: A discussion about race in early New England (meets in front of the Center Meetinghouse).

12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

Performances by OSV Musicians
1:00 p.m. Historical Instrument Sampler
Experience a variety of 19th century instruments including the church base, concertina, clarinet, and more!  (At the Freeman Farm).

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).

Bixby House The Bixbys, like many families, earned their income from several different sources. Visit to learn about the work of braiding straw, sewing shoe uppers and dairying the women of this family did from home.

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.

10:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30 Grinding Apples with Ox Power at the Cider Mill: New England Farmers relied on cider making as the best way to preserve their apple crop. Come learn how the apples were crushed, pressed, fermented and stored to create a year-round supply of cider. (at the Cider Mill)

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 (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!