Daily Schedule

DATE: APRIL 24, 2022

Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Welcome to Earth Week at Old Sturbridge Village! Today is all about the positive changes humans can make on the environment. Learn about the ways we can combat climate change and how to adapt to the new environment of the 21st century. Talk about environmental stewardship, the best plants for pollinators, and how to plan for the extremes of today’s climate.Enjoy your visit!

Earth Week Programming
Throughout the Day – Tend to the Freeman’s Garden: Garden work is never ending! Our gardeners continue to prepare for the upcoming growing season and are in the midst of planting our early crops (at the Freeman Garden).

10:00 a.m. Plants for a Better Environment: Learn about the best plants to grow in your area to help rejuvenate the environment and help feed our pollinators (in the Towne Garden).

11:00 a.m. Environmental Stewardship: What is environmental stewardship? How does one become a steward of the environment? Talk with a farmer to learn about what you can do to help the planet! (in the Freeman Farm).

1:00 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).

3:00 p.m. Plants for a Better Environment: Learn about the best plants to grow in your area to help rejuvenate the environment and help feed our pollinators (in the Towne Garden).

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. A Reading of Poetry for the Season:
 Hear spring poems (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Nature Myths
: Fanciful Tales about how things came to be (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife:
Childbirth in the 1830s (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

Music Performances
10:00 a.m. & 4:00 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 Towne Garden to learn about a selection of lyrics from our museum collection.  

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).

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 Caf
é (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