A man in a top hat and white coat sets the time on a 19th-century repro wall clock

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Times: Begins at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE for Old Sturbridge Village and Coggeshall Farm Museum members. Must be a member to join the live webinar.

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This webinar was originally scheduled for February 23rd, but due to due to logistical issues resulting from the icy weather, this webinar is postponed until Thursday, March 2, 2023. The same zoom info that registrants have received will carry over to next week. Stay safe!

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Join Tom Vaughn, Interpreter of Music and Performance at Old Sturbridge Village, as he describes the history of clock making in New England and his process of recreating the shelf clock of Emerson Bixby (1797-1870) from the Old Sturbridge Village collection. In the 18th century, clocks were considered luxury items, which required expensive materials and highly skilled craftsmanship. It was not until the late 18th century, when clockmakers began using lower-cost materials and instituting mass production techniques, that clocks became more accessible. Join us as we explore how and why clocks became so prevalent in early 19th-century New England homes.

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