Woods and Fields: Tree and Mushroom Walk

MEMBERS ONLY Not only is the fall a wonderful time to take in the foliage and crisp air, but it is also when many mushrooms come into season. Trees and mushrooms have an intricate relationship, and together they create the foundation for a healthy forest. Join us in learning a… Read More

Speaker Series: “Finding the Lost Battalion” with author Robert Laplander

Author and historian Robert John Laplander was born in Arizona but raised in Wisconsin. The study of American participation in the First World War, and in particular the activities of the 1st Corps of the American 1st Army during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, has been a life-long passion. His specific research… Read More

Speaker Series: “The Forbidden Fruit: New England’s Love Affair with Apples”

Joann Vieira, longtime steward of the famed Davenport Collection of heirloom apples, housed at Old Sturbridge Village and later Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will talk about the history of apples in New England, sharing the unique qualities and histories of popular cultivars, their importance in everyday life, and how New… Read More

My Name is Opukaha`ia

October 2019 is the Bicentennial of the commissioning and departure of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) missionaries to Hawaiʻi. Eighteen young men and women left the Long Wharf in Boston on October 23, 1819, and anchored in Kona, Hawaiʻi, on April 4, 1820, forever tying New… Read More

Kids FREE in August at Old Sturbridge Village

Experience more fun, more history, more sun, more play, and MORE SAVINGS this August! Up to three kids 17 and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult paying full admission ($28 at the door or $25.50 online) during the month of August 2019. For a family with three kids, that’s… Read More

Woodworking Forum

The Woodworking Forum invites participants to spend a day exploring 19th-century woodworking and cabinetmaking traditions. The program will include opportunities to try different hands-on skills and techniques, observe specialized demonstrations, examine select objects from the Village’s collection of historic furniture, and study-related archival sources from the Research Library. The price ($40… Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bullard Tavern

There are few places as special at Thanksgiving as Old Sturbridge Village. Treat yourself and your family to a unique Thanksgiving experience in the Great Room at Bullard Tavern, located in the heart of the Village on the Center Common, and be served a classic, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Seating times… Read More

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Oliver Wight Tavern

Enjoy a delightful all you can eat Thanksgiving Day buffet at the Village! Relax and enjoy a delicious meal with your friends and family, and let us do the cooking (and cleaning)! Reservations and prepayment required, call 508-347-0397. Village admission is not required to enter the Oliver Wight Tavern and… Read More

12th Annual Gala

Please join us for the 12th Annual Old Sturbridge Village Gala. The Gala is one of the museum’s largest and most important annual fundraising events, celebrating the museum’s patrons, members, and friends during a lively evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions, music by Dan Feeley, and celebration. Purchase… Read More

Dinner Theater with the Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village is proud to welcome Gateway Players to our stage with an exciting dinner theater experience. On May 31, join us for dinner and the production of “Stranger in the Attic”. Tickets for just the show will be available at the door. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Read More