Saturday, April 17, 2021

Times: Begins at 10:00 am

Meets in Bullard Tavern Great Room


All programs require preregistration. All programs will have a capacity limit and are subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines. All programs will also have a virtual version, either live or recorded, depending on the nature of the program.

Registration for this program opens on March 17, 2021.

A Suffield, CT native, Dr. Sylvester Graham was an icon of health, vegetarianism, and temperance during the Village period. He earned his notoriety for a myriad of dietary and cultural beliefs that gave him both great popularity and infamy. In addition to his strict vegetarian diet (which was quite uncommon for the time), he championed the use of pure whole-wheat flour which lead to today’s graham flour and Graham Crackers. Join us to learn a bit more about the life, beliefs, and lasting legacy of this unique figure.

Garden Thyme programs are held on a select Saturday each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites and deal with a variety of plant-related themes and topics.

All visitors and members are currently required to reserve their tickets online to manage capacity in accordance with current Massachusetts guidelines. Available tickets will be released weekly on each Wednesday prior and arrival time blocks must be chosen. Reserve your standard daytime admission and see our current policies here.