Daily Schedule

DATE: AUGUST 3, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Family Friendly Programming


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!

Farm
10:00 a.m. Meet the Calf (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)


Households

Towne House Lower Kitchen: Making butter & soft cheese
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Building #16)


Bixby House: Play 19th century parlor games – Try your hand at Jacob’s Ladder, Ball and Cup, and Buzz Saw
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  (Building #38)

Gardens
1:30 p.m. Children’s Gardening Chores: Children of all ages can help with gardening chores such as watering, weeding, and pest patrol (at the Freeman Garden, #36).

Crafts
2:30-4:00 p.m. Paint a Small House| $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)
Performances
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Lighting Exhibit:
History of lighting devices (in the Early Lighting Exhibit, Building #30).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Read Me a Story:
A read-aloud story for children (in the Visitor Center Kidstory, Building #2).

12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Fashion Delights: What’s in style in the 1830s (in the Asa Knight Store, Building #11).

Music Performances

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

11:00 a.m. Music Education:
music at the Richardson House, Building #13.

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

The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 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 Caf
é (Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. sandwiches and beverages.
Scoop Shop (Building # 25) 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
Gifford’s ice cream and cold beverages available.
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!
Ox & Yoke Mercantile (Building #1) 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Take home a traditional rural New England treasure or locally made gift. Village-made crafts and kits, home décor, books, and more await! We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

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.

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).

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.