Webinar: 75 Years of Collecting: The Past, Present, and Future of the Old Sturbridge Village Collection

MEMBERS ONLY Join Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts Tom Kelleher, Collections Manager and Curator of Textiles Rebecca Beall, and Director of Collections and Research Derek Heidemann as they discuss the past, present and future of the Old Sturbridge Village collection.  OSV founders and brothers Albert B. Wells and Joel… Read More


75th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Old Sturbridge Village’s 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, and celebration. Save the Date for our 75th Anniversary Celebration Gala: June 4, 2022. More information… Read More


Refashioned & Reused: Remaking Clothing in Rural New England

“The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use… Read More


Moving Forward

Social change is an important topic at Old Sturbridge Village. Moving Forward will highlight both the topics and the groups involved in social change, like temperance, anti-slavery, local charity, the Industrial Revolution, progressive agriculture and gardening,  and women’s rights in the 1830s and how they relate to social change today. Read More


Friends’ Weekend

All members of Old Sturbridge Village and Coggeshall Farm Museum are invited to join us for Friends’ Weekend 2021. The 75th Anniversary exhibition New England on Parade will open to the public this weekend. And our gift store will debut some exciting new Christmas merchandise in the Miner Grant… Read More


Kids Free Through Labor Day

Experience more fun, more history, more sun, more play, and MORE SAVINGS this summer! The Kids Free in July promotion has been extended through Labor Day! Up to three kids 17 and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult paying full admission ($28) now through the… Read More


Fairy Tale Farm at the Village

What really happened after “happily ever after?” This August at Old Sturbridge Village, experience your favorite fairy tale characters as you’ve never seen them before. Guests will experience an enchanted farm and meet characters from several beloved fairy tales, all now living beside each other at Fairy Tale Farm. Map… Read More


Evening at the Village

Enjoy being outside and spend a summer evening at the Village after our normal hours of operation! Stroll through our scenic campus, explore our gardens, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to live music by Chuck and Mud. Chuck and Mud (Chuck Demers and Marie Anne Rocheleau-Demers) are… Read More


Opening Day Celebration

June 8, 2021 marks Old Sturbridge Village’s 75th anniversary and will kick off a yearlong celebration of the Village’s decades of historic preservation, interpretation, and education. Programming on Tuesday, June 8th and Saturday, June 12th will focus on the exhibits that were open on the original opening day of June… Read More


Home School Day – October 7, 2021

Home School Days offer you and your family the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in special activities. This is a great opportunity for kids to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way. Stay tuned for details and program registration, approximately one… Read More