Events

May 23, 2015 to May 25, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians 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 sheep herding demonstrations. Joe Grady of Two Coves Farm in Harpswell, Maine will bring his...
May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015  
Get a Pound of Cure at Old Sturbridge Village’s healthy living fair that bridges 19th-century medicine with present day health and wellness programs. What did people in the 1830s know about promoting health and wellness, and can we learn anything from them today? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" says Dr. Jack Richman, a retired professor of optometry, who notes, "Countless numbers of today's...
June 13, 2015  
More than 50 pre-1946 automobiles will be showcased on the Common throughout the day and a grand procession of the autos will take place at 3:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating with your antique automobile, please contact Jim O'Brien. See a slide show. Planning Ahead Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. Add an overnight stay at the Old...
June 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join OSV staff for a tour of the Salem Towne House that explores the changing trends and tastes from the late 18th century to the early 19th century through the furnishings and decorative arts displayed in the Towne House.   Meets at the Salem Towne House. Take a Closer Look is a monthly program open to all OSV Members. Held on the second Saturday of each month, this program invites a closer...
June 15, 2015 to June 21, 2015  
Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States) by telling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can learn about the movement leading up to the abolition of slavery that took place in the early 19th century and also enjoy activities...
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