Save the date! Our 75th Anniversary Celebration Gala is June 4, 2022.

Times: Stay tuned for more information!

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 coming soon.


Thank you our 75th Anniversary Celebration Gala Committee:

  • Christina Predella, co-chair
  • Rick Predella, co-chair
  • Michelle Audino
  • Jennifer Bailey
  • Paula Bowne
  • Mary Bridget Burns
  • Sandy Carroll
  • Denise Clemence
  • Mariah Gale
  • Kathy Harrington
  • Christine Lee
  • Sandy Lemieux
  • Erin McGrath
  • Meg Robidoux
  • Madeline Smola
  • Karen Spiewak
Rick and Christina (co-chairs)
Rick and Christina (2022 Committee Co-chairs)


Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who have chaired our Gala committee over the years:

  • Christina Predella and Rick Predella (2022, 2019, 2018)
  • Ann Marie Argitis (2017, 2008)
  • Kathy and Ron Vairo (2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Angela Cheng-Cimini (2013)
  • Lisa Dalberth (2012)
  • Joan M. McGrath (2011)
  • John Argitis (2010)
  • Betsy Peppel (2009)

1946 Circle

Established in 2010 by the Gala Committee and named for the year Old Sturbridge Village first opened, the 1946 Circle honors community leaders who are committed to both the Village and their community. Previous 1946 Circle honorees are:

  • The Predella Family (2019)
  • Phil and Kathy Cambo (2018)
  • Reed and Therese Hillman (2017)
  • Alan and Betsy Peppel (2016)
  • Mike and Angela Cimini (2015)
  • Mike and Mary Ann Brockelman (2014)
  • Ron and Kathy Vairo (2013)
  • Sarah and Richard Hardy (2012)
  • Ann Marie Argitis (2011)

Vaillancourt Santa

Each year, we are pleased to offer a limited-edition Vaillancourt Santa unveiled at the Gala. Owned and operated by Overseer Gary Vaillancourt and his wife, Judy, Sutton-based Vaillancourt Folk Art crafts these hand-painted heirloom pieces using antique European molds. Stay tuned for more information about the 2022 Vaillancourt Santa, available for sale through our gift shop. For more information about Vaillancourt Folk Art, visit

Below are several sample Old Sturbridge Village Vaillancourt Santa figurines: