Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 24, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Quakers in New England:
Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths:
A Discussion about race in early New England (meets at the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

12:00 p.m. & 3:30 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, Building #6).

Music Performances

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

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 the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

3:30 p.m. Musical Highlights:
the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument. (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3)

Households
Towne House Lower Kitchen: Making butter & soft cheese
from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Farm
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
Community
Thompson Bank
(Building #20) Country banks provided short-term business loans to merchants, prosperous

Crafts
2:30-4:00 p.m. Make a Nine Men’s Morris Game Board| $3.00 per craft
Purchase a $3.00 token for Crafts at the Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store. Instruction by Costumed Interpreter; make an item to take home. Please note tokens are nonrefundable. Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
(in the Booth next to the Miner Grant Store)

Games

10:30 a.m. French and English: Pick a side! Participate in a game of tug of war on the Common.

2:30 p.m. Play 19th Century Base Ball:
“Play Ball” following rules adapted from The Book of Sports and other 19th century sources. (meets on the Common.

4:00 p.m. Toy Hot Air Balloon: Join us on the Common for a demonstration (or two!) of a fascinating diversion enjoyed by children in the early 1800s, a toy hot air balloon flight!

Gardens

2:30 p.m. A Tour of the Herb Garden:
19th-Century Medicinal Plants. Join a guided tour to learn about plants New Englanders valued for promoting health and curing disease.  (at the Herb Garden, #32).

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
(Building #1)
(in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. pastries & beverages
Bullard Café (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.