Daily Schedule

DATE: APRIL 28, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 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).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.  The Year Without a Summer: Learn about a year of snow, cold, and strange weather (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

1:00 & 4:00 p.m. Quakers in New England: Learn about the small but influential Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).

Music Performances
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

11:00 a.m. Celtic Music: Hear a sampler of 1830s Celtic music (on the Common).

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 Fitch House parlor (#21) to learn about a selection of sheet music from our museum collection.

Households
Small House (#5) Costumed interpreters are here to help you understand the past as it relates to the present. Make this your first stop to say “good day” and orient yourself to our 1830s Village.

Trades
Blacksmith Shop
(Building #39) Our smiths are hard at work forging components for the Stagecoach, a closed horse-drawn vehicle used to carry passengers.

Shoe Shop (Building #10) Find a shoemaker “bottoming” men’s and boy’s work shoes for wholesale to the Southern and Western states.  Some of the shoes for the South were meant for enslaved workers.

Pottery Shop and Kiln
(Building #34) Explore the world of pottery and see pots being made at the potter’s wheel.

Farm

On the Farm
At Freeman Farm, Fenno Barn, and Towne Barn you can find the sheep, chickens, and cattle that call OSV home. In the fields across campus, you may find our farmers hard at work with seasonal chores.

The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:30 am-2:30 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern (#3) or in front of the Blacksmith Shop (#39) about every 20 minutes for a ride around the Mill Pond. There is no Carryall operating outside of these times.

Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café
(in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. pastries & beverages
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 (indicated by “Cabinetmaking Exhibit” on the map), and 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