Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 21, 2018

Exhibits Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Daily events are subject to change.

Put Your Hands on History & Be Inspired

A boy visits the Tin Shop

Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TODAY AT OSV * Daily Events are Subject to Change
Throughout the Day:

Visit with Members of the Guild of Boston
Artists as they Demonstrate throughout the

Ongoing Demonstrations–  in
the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop
9:30-1:00   A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
10:00-1:00  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
10:00  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
10:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
10:30-3:00  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
10:30  Sawmill Demonstration

10:30  Golden Olden Tales
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  Musket Firing Demonstration
(by the Cider Mill)
11:30  Tales of King Arthur
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:00  A Guided Tour of the Towne House
1:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:00-5:00   A Shoemaker at Work

(in the Shoe Shop)
2:00  Pirate Tales from New England’s Rocky
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:30-4:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
3:00  A Reading of Floral Poetry
(in the Towne House Garden)
3:30  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
4:00  Water Power Tour
(meets by the Carding Mill)

River Walk
is open (entrance near the Sawmill)
Woodland Walk is open
(entrance near the Graveyard)
Pasture Walk
is open
(entrance behind the Freeman Farm)
Also, see an exhibit in the Quinebaug Bridge about the important role rivers played in early New England life.

9:30-5:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common) Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, beverages & village made crafts.
10:00-4:30  Village Café
Serving coffee, baked goods, and grab & go sandwiches.
11:00-4:00  Bullard Tavern
(on the Ground Floor)  We have a wide array of lunch options available.
11:30-3:00  Oliver Wight Tavern Tap Room
Serving Modern & Period Fare
11:30-4:00  Village Scoop Shop
Ice cream, cookies, and beverages
10:00-5:30  Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

Visit the Cabinetmaking Shop
(in the former Hands-on Craft Center) on Gallery Row to see the cabinetmaker at work. The shop is where furniture, architectural elements, and agricultural implements are made for the Village’s households, farms, and gardens using historic examples from the Village’s Museum Collection as prototypes.

Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England
Located across from the Blacksmith Shop
From coffins and chairs to clock cases and chests of drawers, 19th century cabinetmakers in rural New England produced a wide variety of objects, both every-day and exceptional, using a range of techniques and tools. Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England is an exhibition dedicated to early 19th century cabinetmaking in rural New England. Centered on three main themes – form, process, and people – the exhibition will examine the tools, products, and livelihoods of rural cabinetmakers in the early 19th century.

New Exhibit- Early New England Quilts: Repurposed, Refashioned, and Recycled
Located in the Visitor Center
Quilts, a household necessity, have long been connected with the idea of Yankee frugality.  Reusing material from old garments and household textiles and incorporating them into “scrap” quilts is just one of the ways early New England ladies creatively integrated recycled materials into household and personal textiles. This exhibit highlights some of the ingenious ways women reused, repurposed, and refashioned materials into quilts.