Daily Schedule

DATE: MAY 20, 2023

Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Daily events are subject to change.

Daily Activities
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Salem
Towne House:
Tour the home of a prosperous farmer
with a costumed educator (meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, Building #15).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife:
Learn about childbirth in the 1830s from the role character of “Lucy Tucker” (at the arbor outside the Salem Towne House, Building #15).

12:00 & 3:30 p.m. Pirate Tales: Hear stories about swashbuckling but nasty pirates (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #13).

Music Performances
10:30 a.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

11:00 a.m. The Singing School practices for the Spring Concert
(at the Center Meetinghouse, Building #6).

12:30 p.m. The Singing School performs a Spring Concert
(at the Center Meetinghouse, Building #6).

1:30 p.m. The Singing School performs a Spring Concert, Part 2 (at the Center Meetinghouse, Building #6).

3:00 p.m. Ballroom Etiquette: Learn about the forms of ceremony or decorum used in the entertainment of dancing during the 1830s. (at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

Small House (Building #4) Costumed interpreters are here to help you understand the past as it relates to the present. Stop here to say “good day” and orient yourself to our 1830s Village.

Pottery Shop (Building #32) Explore the world of pottery and see household vessels being made at the potter’s wheel.

Asa Knight Store (Building #10) Country stores brought in goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston and Providence. They also bought locally produced goods such as cheese, and handwork for sale in those urban commercial centers.

Hands-on Crafts in Kidstory (Building #2)
2:30-4:30 p.m. Punch A Tin Ornament,
$4.00 per craft.
Purchase a $4.00 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.

Dining & Shopping
Bullard Caf
é (Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A variety of lunch options and beverages.

Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop (Building #18)
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!

The Environmental Point of View
Woodland Walk (#44) A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.

Pasture Walk (#46) Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.

River Walk
(#47) Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.

For the Purpose of Illumination: 
This new exhibit draws upon OSV’s large collection of lighting devices and prompts us to examine the impact that artificial lighting had in the early 19th century and continues to have on our lives today (in the Countryside Gallery, Building #38).

New England on Parade:
Learn about the long history of parades in this region, and their many purposes. Visit both of the exhibitions’ locations in the Visitor Center (#2G), and Armed & Equipped Militia Exhibit (#25).

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, #27).

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