Saturday, June 11; Sunday, June 12
Times: The Village is open 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
How did early 19th-century women see themselves? How did society view the woman’s sphere? How do we view their lives today? Join Old Sturbridge Village as we acknowledge and celebrate extraordinary and everyday women in the early 19th century. Visit the historic houses of OSV to learn about how women ran their households, managing the essential work of clothes construction, cooking, laundry, and more. Join interpreters in the gardens for talks on Indigenous plants, medicine, and discussions on the roles of women and children in gardening. Beyond the domestic sphere, we will explore issues surrounding gender, freedom, and rights occurring during the 1830s through readings of first-person accounts of the 19th century.
- Learn about the stories of famous Women’s Rights activists and Abolitionists like Catherine Beecher and Angeline Grimke
- Visit the Bixby House to learn about how ladies in this family braided rye straw for hats and bonnets, stitched shoe uppers, and did dairying to supplement the family’s income.
- See demonstrations of a wide variety of tasks including piecing a quilt, skilled sewing, bookbinding, dairying, hearth cooking, and more.
- See a first-person portrayal of a maternal society tea and of a 19th-century midwife
- Hear the stories of 19th-century women missionaries
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