Daily Schedule

DATE: MAY 15, 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. 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. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (meets in the Salem Towne House Lower Kitchen, Building #16).

1:00 & 4:00 p.m. A Reading of Poetry for the Season: Spring Poems (in the Salem Towne House Garden, 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. Musical Highlights, The Violin: Learn about the history of the Violin in New England. Hear a selection of fiddle tunes, parlor music and more at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3.

1:00 p.m. Parlor Music: Listen to a selection of parlor music at the Fitch House (Building #21).

2:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern Building #3).

4:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the Concertina: Learn about this free reed instrument that was first imported to New England in the 1830’s (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

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.

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.

Community
Asa Knight Store (Building #11) Country stores brought in goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston and Providence. They also bought locally produced goods such as butter, cheese, and handwork for sale in those urban commercial centers.

10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Quakers in New England: Learn about the history of Quakers in New England (meets at the Friends Meeting House).

12:00 Excerpts From a Letter by 19th Century Activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to a letter about women speaking in public (at the Friends Meetinghouse).


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 #1)
(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