Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Monday, May 27, 2019
Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membershipBuy Daytime Admission Tickets
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual sheep shearing event – Wool Days – on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual “haircut.”
Throughout the weekend, farmers will perform sheep-shearing while costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.
See the schedule for Saturday, May 25
See the schedule for Sunday, May 26
See the schedule for Monday, May 27
- Learn about the natural dyes used to produce an amazing array of colors in the 19th century and about the different kinds of wool from different animals.
- See how wool is transformed into household linens and garments with demonstrations of the spinning wheel and loom.
- Meet the animals – lambs, chickens, cows, and oxen
- Watch a host of daily demonstrations, including musket firing, hearth cooking, printing, coopering, blacksmithing, shoe-making and more!