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March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
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April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017
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May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
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June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
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July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017
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August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
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October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
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November 18, 2017 to November 19, 2017
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  Not a member yet?  Join now. Members - have you attended a Dog Day in the past?  Send us photos of your dog enjoying the Village! Dog Days Policies In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
April 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM
From towels and dishrags to counterpanes and curtains, learn about the different kinds of textiles used in early 19th-century households.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Asa Knight Store
April 08, 2017  
Join us as we celebrate the spring here at Old Sturbridge Village! Scouts and their families are welcome to explore the gardens and farm as they wake up from a long hibernation. See what's planned in the Village here. Our spring hands-on studios will focus on spring themes like planting and using natural resources.  Our Scout Days offer you and your troop the opportunity to explore the Village...
April 12, 2017  
Join us for an exploration of the arts of the 1830s, especially for home school families! It’s springtime! The Village’s gardens are coming to life again, there are babies on the farm, and there is activity all around. Spring is also a great time to get creative with inspiration from nature! Our hands-on workshops will allow participants to flex their artistic muscles and work on projects...
April 15, 2017 to April 23, 2017
 
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how...
April 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Start your growing season from the ground up by exploring and comparing the soil management practices of today with the 1830s, and share your own soil management techniques! 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...
April 16, 2017 -
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Adults | $39.95
Seniors | $35.95
Children ages 3 -12 | $13.95
Children under 3 | Free
(prices are inclusive of tax & gratuity)

Reservations are required; Please call 508-347-0230 or 508-347-0225.

The Easter Brunch offered at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village promises an extensive buffet in a charming setting. A Sampling of Our Menu: Fresh Rolls with Whipped Butter Fresh Fruit Caesar Salad Garden Salad Mediterranean Salad Smoked Salmon Display Shrimp Cocktail Rosemary and Garlic Carved Leg of Lamb with Mint Pesto Prime Rib of Beef with Au jus and Horseradish Cream...
April 17, 2017  
Patriots' Day observances at Old Sturbridge will resound with the peal of bells, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of the fife, as the Sturbridge Militia musters in the countryside on Monday, April 17th. Special programs and activities throughout the day will invite visitors to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors, reacting with hasty alarm to action at...
April 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM
This spring, the Village undertook the first major reinstallation of the Glass in New England exhibit since the late 1960s! Join a member of the curatorial staff for a tour of the new installation, which will highlight new directions in scholarship, display methods, and interpretive concepts. Objects no longer on view in the exhibit will be available to view, supporting a discussion on museum...
March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
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April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017
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May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
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June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017
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July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
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August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017
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November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017
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December 30, 2017 to December 31, 2017
 
Spend some time at the Village learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Country Bank Museum Education Center. All class registrations CLOSE 1 week prior to the event. Register online below...
May 01, 2017, May 01, 2017 -
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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5:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Come explore the Village on a quiet Spring day where photo opportunities abound! While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes. We encourage dressing for...
May 01, 2017, May 01, 2017 -
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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5:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Come explore the Village on a quiet Spring day where photo opportunities abound! While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes. We encourage dressing for...
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

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 appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...
May 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM

$10 OSV Members
$12 Non-Members

Purchase your ticket here

6:00 pm — Reception (with hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar)
7:00 pm — Lecture

 

The images accompanying the founding of the United States--of honored Founders, dramatic battle scenes, and seminal moments--gave visual shape to Revolutionary events and symbolized an entirely new concept of leadership and government. Since then they have endured as indispensable icons, serving as historical documents and timeless reminders of the nation's unprecedented beginnings. The lives of...
May 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Product packaging plays an important role as both a marketing tool and an aesthetic form. Join a member of the curatorial staff for an examination of 19th century commercial packaging and a discussion of branding, shipping, storage and waste.    Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Asa Knight Store.
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

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 appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...
May 14, 2017  
Family events are planned throughout the day, including a demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances.  Visit with 19th-century midwife Lucy Tucker and Lydia Maria Child, author of The Mother's Book.   Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith, potter, and blacksmith make items for families and...
March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
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April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017
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May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
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June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
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July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017
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August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
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October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
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November 18, 2017 to November 19, 2017
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  Not a member yet?  Join now. Members - have you attended a Dog Day in the past?  Send us photos of your dog enjoying the Village! Dog Days Policies In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
May 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Beekeeping is something that benefits all gardeners; still most do not keep bees. This was true in the 1830’s, it is true in 2017. Learn that starting and keeping a hive is not as daunting as it might seem, and the benefits are great. 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...
May 20, 2017  
Get your garden ready for spring with our Tomato Plant Giveaway and Heirloom Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to bring the flavors, fragrances, and foliage of the 19th century into your own backyard. The Heirloom Plant Sale will feature over 75 varieties of heirloom herbs, flowers and tomato plants with prices between $3 and $5 per plant. The first 200 individuals or families to visit Old...

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