Daily events are subject to change.
Welcome to Earth Week at Old Sturbridge Village! What role do humans play in the changing climate? Join OSV’s interpreters to learn about how humans have altered the environment historically and today, from invasive species to the slave trade.
Enjoy your visit!
Earth Week Programming
10:30 a.m. Mushroom Tour: Join OSV staff on a tour of our trail system to identify and learn about different mushrooms that grow in the area (in the Herb Garden).
1:00 p.m. Gardening with Weather Fluctuations in Mind: Any gardener can attest that the weather in recent years has been odd (in the Bullard Great Room).
2:00 p.m. Tree Tour: A tour of OSV’s trail system with a focus on what is missing from the landscape today (meets at Woodland Walk).
3:00 p.m. Combatting Climate Change in the Garden: Gardeners all around are facing changing growing seasons, unpredictable weather, and out-of-sync pollinators. Join us for a discussion on new challenges in the garden, how to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, and how gardens can be more sustainable to help protect our environment (in the Towne Garden).
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Quakers in New England: Learn about the small but influential Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
11:00 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).
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. OSV Dancers: Watch the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers demonstrate dancing in the 1830s (at the Gebhardt Barn).
1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion about race in early New England (at the Friends Meetinghouse).
10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Parlor Music at the Salem Towne House: Learn about the Towne Family’s musical background and hear a selection of songs historically performed in the home.
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the Concertina: Learn about this free reed instrument that was first imported to New England in the 1830’s. (In Bullard Tavern).
10:00 a.m. Sawmill Demonstration
11:00 a.m. Gristmill Demonstration
1:00 p.m. Sawmill Demonstration
2:00 p.m. Gristmill Demonstration
3:00 p.m. Sawmill Demonstration
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 1:30-4:30 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or in front of the Blacksmith Shop, Asa Knight Store, or Miner Grant 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. – 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 Café (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. sandwiches and beverages.
Scoop Shop 12:00 – 4:00 pm: Gifford’s ice cream and cold beverages available.
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