Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Salem Towne House:
Tour the home of a prosperous farmer (meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, #16).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. A Reading of Floral Poetry: The language of flowers (in the Salem Towne House Garden,  #16).

12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).

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


3:30 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”:

Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern (Building #3).

Gardens
1:00 p.m. Keeping Up With the Townes: The Towne Family was well off with an impressive “pleasure garden” to prove it. Join a gardener for a walking tour of OSV’s gardens highlighting the evolution of ornamental gardening in the 19th Century. See how families aspired to be more like the Townes. (meets at the Bixby House, Building #38).

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)


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.

Old Sturbridge Village’s new exhibit, Needle and Thread:

The Art and Skill of Clothing an Early 19th Century Family
 highlights the responsibilities held by rural New England housewives in constructing new garments, patching, mending, and darning worn items, and repurposing old items into new wardrobes. The exhibit features over a dozen garments and accessories, along with other textile and clothing objects from the Old Sturbridge Village Museum Collections.
(in the Dennison Building, #28)

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. A variety of lunch options and beverages.

Scoop Shop (Building # 25)
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Gifford’s ice cream and cold 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!

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.

 

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