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January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
 
We hope you will join us for a special weekend in New York City during Americana Week, the exciting week in January when Curators, collectors, and dealers gather in New York for auctions, antique shows, and special events. In addition to a tour of the heralded Winter Antiques Show by OSV Trustee Brock Jobe, participants will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society,...
January 20, 2018 to January 21, 2018
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January 27, 2018 to January 28, 2018
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February 03, 2018 to February 04, 2018
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February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018
 

Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth
OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth
Note – Admission includes 2-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a 19th-century inspired meal at the Bullard Tavern – beverages not included.

About After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure… Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's...
January 20, 2018 to January 21, 2018
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January 27, 2018 to January 28, 2018
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February 03, 2018 to February 04, 2018
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February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018
 

Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth
OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth
Note – Admission includes 2-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a 19th-century inspired meal at the Bullard Tavern – beverages not included.

About After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure… Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's...
February 02, 2018, February 09, 2018, February 16, 2018 -
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village members are our family. With the Village holding Midwinter Mischief program on January 20-21 and 27-28 and February 3-4 and 10-11, we are providing members exclusive access to the museum from noon to 4:00 pm on Fridays, February 2, 9, and 16. On these member-only Fridays, select historical buildings will be open and staffed - giving members the opportunity to visit with...
January 20, 2018 to January 21, 2018
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January 27, 2018 to January 28, 2018
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February 03, 2018 to February 04, 2018
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February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018
 

Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth
OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth
Note – Admission includes 2-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a 19th-century inspired meal at the Bullard Tavern – beverages not included.

About After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure… Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's...
February 02, 2018, February 09, 2018, February 16, 2018 -
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village members are our family. With the Village holding Midwinter Mischief program on January 20-21 and 27-28 and February 3-4 and 10-11, we are providing members exclusive access to the museum from noon to 4:00 pm on Fridays, February 2, 9, and 16. On these member-only Fridays, select historical buildings will be open and staffed - giving members the opportunity to visit with...
January 20, 2018 to January 21, 2018
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January 27, 2018 to January 28, 2018
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February 03, 2018 to February 04, 2018
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February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018
 

Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth
OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth
Note – Admission includes 2-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a 19th-century inspired meal at the Bullard Tavern – beverages not included.

About After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure… Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's...
February 02, 2018, February 09, 2018, February 16, 2018 -
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village members are our family. With the Village holding Midwinter Mischief program on January 20-21 and 27-28 and February 3-4 and 10-11, we are providing members exclusive access to the museum from noon to 4:00 pm on Fridays, February 2, 9, and 16. On these member-only Fridays, select historical buildings will be open and staffed - giving members the opportunity to visit with...
February 16, 2018 -
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$200 per person | Limited Seating | Reservations Required

Purchase tickets here or call 508-347-0294 or email development@osv.org to order tickets or for related questions. 

This program takes place at the Oliver Wight Tavern, Old Sturbridge Village.

The Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award is given to "an individual who has made a significant impact on the arts through a project that is relevant to the history Old Sturbridge Village works to preserve." Please join us as we recognize master carpenter and author Norm Abram.   About Norm Abram: Master carpenter of This Old House Ventures, LLC since the series’ 1979 premiere, and host of...
February 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Learn about methods for propagating fruit trees in the 19th century. Discuss progressive methods of grafting, times to harvest scion wood, and how to care for a newly grafted tree. This talk will be held in the Greenhouse, and include demonstrations of different types of grafting. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village...
March 08, 2018  
Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration for hands-on workshops open approximately one month prior to each event. Cost is $10 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
March 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join us for a walk in the woods to examine the significant role trees held in the livelihoods and landscapes of 19th Century New Englanders. Practice tree identification skills and learn about uses of certain species during the 1800s. 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...
   

$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...
April 07, 2018  
Scout Days offer you and your troop the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way.    We recommend that you allow for up to three hours to visit the Village, in addition to any scheduled hands-on workshops.   Cost is $14 per Scout for...
April 12, 2018  
Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration for hands-on workshops open approximately one month prior to each event. Cost is $10 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
April 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join us for a formal talk on the pollinators that grace our gardens, other than honeybees. Flies, beetles, birds, bumble bees, and more all play vital roles in pollinating our fruit crops, vegetables, flowers and trees. Visit with two OSV gardeners to learn about making your garden a good home for all pollinators. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for...
April 28, 2018 to April 29, 2018
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October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
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. Most classes are full day classes with a lunch break. Please consider bringing...
   

$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 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Creating new plants by rooting stem cuttings is the best way to propagate many perennial herbs such as rosemary and southernwood that do not always come well from seed.  A single healthy herb plant can magically generate a dozen or more new plants. We will practice this skill using plants in the Village’s Herb Garden collection, and participants will take cuttings home to root. Garden Thyme ...
June 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Learn techniques for planting and growing squash and beans from an experienced OSV lead horticulturalist. Talk about soil amendments, growing habits, varieties and general care of these 19th-century staples.  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...

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