Daily events are subject to change.
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. A Reading of Irish Poetry: Hear poems from 500 AD to the 1830s (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Irresistible Irish Tales: Hear about folk tales and legends from Ireland (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
1:00 p.m. Meet 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan: Recollections of immigration to 1830s Massachusetts (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
1:30 p.m. The Future of Farming Tour: Progressive Farming in the 1830s (meets at the Towne House Barn).
10:00 a.m. Celtic Music: Hear a sampler of 1830s Celtic music (in the Bullard Tavern).
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Irish Flute Melodies (at the Freeman Farm Barn).
2:00 p.m. Music & Manuscripts: Winter is the perfect time to learn about music in New England! Stop by the Freeman Farm parlor to learn about singing schools, the influx of new songs, and creating music manuscripts.
3:00 p.m. Life through the Lyrics: In the early romantic era of the 1830’s, song lyrics were a unique source of social commentary. Visit the Freeman Farm Parlor to see a selection of sheet music from our museum collection that provides an interesting view on love, loss, and… furniture?
Small House Making syrup is only half the work! Stop here to see how families cooked down maple syrup into more desirable sugar loaves.
Fenno House Winter is a wonderful time to turn wool from sheep into yarn for knitting warm clothing. Visit the Fenno House to see wool being spun into yarn on a great wheel and yarn being knitted into warm winter clothing.
Cabinetmaking Shop Period cabinetmakers made a wide variety of wares including tables, chairs, chests and other case furniture. Explore our newest trade shop, and learn more about the tools and techniques used by nineteenth century woodworkers.
Sugar Camp See how maple trees are tapped and how the sap is collected and boiled down to syrup. Learn from the farmers about how to choose the right trees and recognize the right season to begin sugaring (at the Goods from the Woods exhibit).
Asa Knight Store Country stores carried products that local households needed including sugar. Visit with our shopkeepers to see the varieties of goods available.
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.
The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:30-3:50 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or in front of the Blacksmith Shop, or Asa Knight Store about every 40 minutes for a ride around the Countryside. From 12:00-1:30 pm there is no Carryall operating.
Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café (in the Oliver Wight Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. serving chicken tenders, fries, soups, mac & cheese, salads & daily specials (hot food order must be placed by 3:00 p.m.)
Bullard Café (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. sandwiches and beverages.
Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 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!
The Environmental Point of View
Woodland Walk A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.
Pasture Walk Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.
River Walk Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.
Please note all walks are open but are not maintained. Icy conditions may be present.
Upgrade your tickets to a year-long Membership!
Save your receipt and within 30 days you can apply daytime admission tickets towards a membership. A Family Membership starts at just $105 and is valid for a full year! For more info visit www.osv.org