Daily Schedule

DATE: OCTOBER 6, 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. Meet 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan: Hear about the experiences of a pre-famine Irish immigrant in early 19th century Ireland and New England (meets in front of the Fenno House).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Tales on how things came to be (in the Towne House Garden).

12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. A Reading of New England Poetry: Learn about school in the 1830s (in the Towne House Garden).

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

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
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 pm 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 pm 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 (indicated by “Cabinetmaking Exhibit” on the map), 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!