Daily Schedule

DATE: OCTOBER 7, 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. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion about discrimination in early New England (In front of the Fenno House).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Quakers in Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends Quaker Meetinghouse (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

12:00 & 4:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About the Weather: the story of the Year without a summer and other weather stories (In front of the Fenno House).

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
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.

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 the dairying the women of this family did from home.

Fenno House Despite the hundreds of textile mills across New England, some families continued to process wool at home. Visit the Fenno house to see wool being spun into yarn on a great wheel, and yarn knitted into warm clothing.

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 (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!