Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 14, 2024
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Sunday, July 14, 2024
Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! Summer is an exciting time here. See if you can spot daisies, roses, and peonies in bloom. See our artisans making handcrafted items from iron, tin plate, clay, leather, and wood. Our farmers and gardeners are tending to the gardens and seasonal chores, and of course, our farm animals always enjoy a visitor too. Enjoy your visit!

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

10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Carding Mill Demonstration: Carding is brushing wool to prepare it for spinning into yarn. Our 200+ year-old water-powered machines did it much faster than hand carding, a welcome service to early farm families
(at the Carding Mill, Building #39).

11:00 a.m. Nature Myths: Hear fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #15).

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Gristmill Demonstration: Farmers brought corn, rye, and  other grains they grew to mills where they were ground into animal feed or fine meal for baking (at the Gristmill, Building #40).

12:00 p.m. Meet the Schoolmistress: Learn about school in the 1830s (in the District School, Building #31).


2:30 p.m. Coming to America:
A role character portrayal about an immigrant’s experiences in early 19th Century Ireland and America (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #15).

3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn, near Building #34).

3:30 p.m. Read Me a Story:
A read – aloud story for children (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #15).


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


Trades
Tin Shop (Building #14) Experience our Tinners creating authentic reproductions of household items made from tinned sheet iron.

Exhibitions
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 Collection (in the Dennison Building, #27).

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).

Dining & Shopping
Bullard Caf
é (Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hungry? Stop by for lunch or a snack.


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, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!


Ox & Yoke Café (Building #1)
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Featuring scrumptious sweet and savory baked goods prepared on-site, along with freshly ground coffee, beer and wine, cold and hot drinks, and more.


Ox & Yoke Mercantile (Building #1)
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Take home a traditional rural New England treasure or unique gift. Village-made crafts and kits, home décor, books, and more await!

 

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