Daily Schedule

DATE: MARCH 25, 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 Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Excerpts from letters by 19th century activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to concerns of women speaking in public in 1837
(in the Friends Meetinghouse).

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

Music Performances
10:00 a.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern).

11:00 a.m. Parlor Music at the Salem Towne House: Learn about the Towne Family’s musical background. Hear a selection of songs historically performed in the home (at the Salem Towne House)

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.

Fitch House Visit to see a hearth cooking demonstration and to learn how families might have incorporated maple sugar into the foods they prepared.

Freeman Farm Spring is around the corner, and with it, its own labors and concerns. Learn about seasonal food and domestic work on a traditional, middling farm as winter transitions into spring.

Trades

Cabinetmaking Shop (located next to the Center Meetinghouse) This month our cabinetmaker is typically working with wood from maple trees. Explore the different uses of maple, a hardwood, in furniture building.

Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery, see sugar molds being made and learn about pottery that was particularly useful in the colder months.

Community
Asa Knight Store Country stores carried products that local households needed including sugar. Visit with our shopkeepers to see the varieties of goods available.

 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).

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 Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. serving chicken tenders, fries, soups, mac & cheese, salads & daily specials (hot food orders 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, Joe Frogger 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.