A costumed historian sewing in the small house

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Included with daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. This year, the theme is “Repurposed, Refashioned and Reused,” focusing on refashioned and repurposed clothing and textiles.  Throughout the weekend, there will be gallery tours, a program on making reproduction textiles, and demonstrations like remaking and redecorating bonnets, refashioning an early 1830s gown with an updated late 1830s sleeve style and more! See demonstrations of remaking a gown, redecorating a bonnet, mending clothing, making a cradle quilt from a shawl, and using scraps to make a rag baby for a child. Learn about the layers of fashion in our Dressing Out program and discover how we create reproduction clothing in a talk called Making a Portrait Come Alive.

See a schedule for Saturday, August 18

See a schedule for Sunday, August 19

On Saturday, August 18, there will be a special Mass Fashion program that will showcase repurposed and refashion items from the museum’s extensive textiles collection. For more information about Mass Fashion, click here.