Daily Schedule

DATE: APRIL 30, 2022

Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nature Myths:
Fanciful Tales about how things came to be (in the Salem Towne House Garden, Building #16).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. A Reading of Floral Poetry
: Poems about the Language of Flowers (in the Salem Towne House Garden, Building #16).

1:00 & 4:00 p.m. Meet 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan:
Recollections of a 19th Century Immigrant in Massachusetts (in the Salem Towne House, Building #16).

1:30 p.m. The Future of Farming Tour:
Progressive farming in the 1830s (meets at the Town House Barn,  Building #16).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 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 music (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

3:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”:
Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3.

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

11:00 a.m. The Singing School practices for the Spring Concert (in the Gebhardt Performance Barn, Building #14).

12:30 p.m. The Singing School performs a Spring Concert (in the Gebhardt Performance Barn, Building #14).

1:30 p.m. The Singing School performs a Spring Concert. Part 2 (in the Gebhardt Performance Barn, Building #14).

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

Tin Shop (Building #15) Experience our Tinners creating authentic reproductions of household items made from tinned sheet iron.

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

Mill Demonstrations

You may see demonstrations of logs milled into lumber at the Sawmill and grains ground into fine meal at the Gristmill.
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 to 12:00 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 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. From 12:00-1:30 pm there is no Carryall operating.

Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café
(Building #3)
(in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. pastries & beverages
Bullard Caf
é (Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. sandwiches and beverages.
Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop (Building #19)
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 (#2C), Countryside Gallery (#40), and Armed & Equipped Militia Exhibit (#26).

The Environmental Point of View
Woodland Walk (#47) A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.
Pasture Walk (#49) Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.
River Walk (#50) 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