Saturday, August 21; Sunday, August 22
Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Standard daytime admission is $28 for adults, $26 for seniors (55+), $14 for youth (4-17), $14 for college students (with a valid college ID), and free for children 3 and under.Get Tickets
Due to the impending storm, the Village will be CLOSED on Sunday, August 22, 2021. If you have tickets for this date, please check your email for information about how to reschedule your tickets.
“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 may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money.”
– Lydia Maria Child | The American Frugal Housewife (1833)
Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate its Annual Textile Weekend on August 21-22, 2021. Refashioned & Reused: Remaking Clothing in Rural New England will highlight the frugal and ingenious ways New England women cared for and updated the family’s clothing. Visitors can explore demonstrations of mending, remaking, and refurbishing clothing and accessories throughout the Village as well as displays of mended and remade clothing from the OSV collection and a look at OSV costuming through the years.
PLUS: Kids Get In For FREE!
Up to three kids 17 and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult paying full admission ($28) now through the end of July 2021.*
*No other discounts apply. Cannot be used on evening programs. Learn more here.
Learn more about current COVID-related policies here.
- Learn about and see demonstrations of re-dyeing clothing, re-footing stockings, and mending clothing
- See how the skill of sewing could also be used in bookbinding at the Printing Office
- Watch tinners create knitting needle cases
- See a sewing basket made
- Learn about how early 19th-century ladies refurbished their bonnets
- See how early 19th-century New England woman would refurbish their bonnets to fit the season and latest fashion
- Learn about the putting-out system and how many rural New England women made a little extra money by sewing shoe uppers and braiding straw at home
- See a display of Old Sturbridge Village costuming through the years
- View pieces from the OSV Museum Collection
- Strawbraiding: A Glimpse into the Collection (Saturday only)
- Children’s clothing from the Collection (Saturday only)
- Mended and Remade Clothing from the Collection (Sunday only)
- And more!
(The above list is subject to change)