Events

August 06, 2016 to August 07, 2016
 
See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America's freedoms. Daytime events on both days include...
August 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The art of quilting represented many things to a 19th century woman – a useful skill needed to make warm bedding and garments, an expression of skill and taste, and even an opportunity for social enjoyment.  Learn about quilts, quilted garments, and quilt-making in the early 19th century New England through OSV’s newest textile exhibit. Meets in the Firearms and Textiles building. Take a Closer...
August 20, 2016 to August 21, 2016
 
Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th century textiles. This year’s theme is quilts. See a variety of handmade artifact and reproduction quilts and quilted items such as petticoats, hoods, pockets, and bed quilts. Watch demonstrations of quilting techniques such as piecing from the early 19th century New England up close. Piecing is the process of cutting and...
August 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Prepare for the peak of tomato season by learning about its history in the United States and how to combat late-season problems that may affect your harvest. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites and deal with...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Only one space left for September 3, 2016! September 17, 2016 is SOLD OUT September 24, 2016 is SOLD OUT We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are...