Daily Schedule

DATE: APRIL 18, 2022

Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Patriots’ Weekend Programming
10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Firearm demonstrations
(at the field next to the Blacksmith Shop).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Cannon Demonstration:
See a Civil War artillery demonstration done by Corbin’s Battery (at the field next to the Blacksmith Shop).

1:00 p.m.
Meet a “Loyal” American Soldier: Not all Americans supported the war with Great Britain. Learn more about those who loyally fought for King and country (meets outside the Parsonage Barn).

1:30 p.m. Curator’s Pick: American Military Canteens 1775-1865:
Join one of our Collections and Research staff to examine original canteens from the Museum’s collections (at the Armed & Equipped Militia exhibit).

2:00 p.m. Learn to March
(on the Common).

10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. A Reading of Patriotic Poetry
: Poems from the early republic (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife
: Childbirth in the 1830s (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nature Myths:
Fanciful Tales about how things came to be (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m. Patriotic Tunes: Listen to a variety of patriotic tunes from the revolutionary war era through the early 19th century (in the Gebhardt Barn).

2:00 p.m. Music of New England:
Stop by the Gebhardt Barn to hear a selection of songs from our museum collection that celebrate life in New England!

3:00 p.m. Marches and Quicksteps:
Come learn about a selection of period marches and quicksteps (in the Gebhardt Barn).

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-5:00 p.m. Making a Copy of the Uniform for the Worcester Rifle Company, 1821-1834 (at the Fitch House).


Tin Shop Experience our Tinners creating authentic reproductions of canteens made from tinned sheet iron.

Cooper Shop Coopers make round wooden containers including pails, tubs, and barrels for their neighbors. Today see them working on wooden canteens.

Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery and see pots being made at the potter’s wheel.

Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café
(in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. serving chicken tenders, fries, soups, mac & cheese, salads & daily specials (hot food orders must be placed by 4:00 p.m.)
Bullard Caf
é (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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, Joe Frogger cookies, and treats. Shop for Village-made wares, heirloom seeds, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!

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, and Armed & Equipped Militia Exhibit.

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.

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