Daily Schedule

DATE: MARCH 20, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Quakers in New England: Learn about the influential Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Excerpts from a letter by 19th century activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to a letter concerning women speaking publicly (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

1:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion of race in early New England (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

Music Performances
10:00 a.m. Celtic Music: Hear a sampler of 1830s Celtic music (at the Towne House Garden).

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Irish Flute Melodies (at the Freeman Farm Barn).

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?

Households
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.

Trades
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.

Blacksmith Shop Our smiths are hard at work making tin plate workers tools and vehicle repairs as well as more typical winter items.

Community
 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 Caf
é (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.