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May 01, 2017, May 01, 2017 -
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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5:15 PM to 7:15 PM

$12 members, $18 non-members

Sorry, both sessions are SOLD OUT.

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
,
5:15 PM to 7:15 PM

$12 members, $18 non-members

Sorry, both sessions are SOLD OUT.

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 Since then they have endured as indispensable icons, serving as historical documents and timeless reminders of the nation's unprecedented beginnings.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  
Old Sturbridge Village offers FREE Admission to all mothers on Mother’s Day, courtesy of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. 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...
May 14, 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.

Celebrate Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village with our popular annual brunch! Sample Menu (subject to change): Made-to-Order Omelets Scrambled Eggs Applewood-Smoked Bacon Sausage Specialty Salads & Salad Station Assorted Breakfast Pastries Waffles with Sweet Toppings, Strawberries, and Whipped Cream Toasting Station with Jams, Jellies, and Whipped Butter Seasonal Fresh Fruits...
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 1830s, and 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...
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...
   

$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 23, 2017  
MEMBER EVENT

$175 per person
RSVP to rsvp@osv.org or 508-347-0294 by May 15, 2017
CLICK HERE to REGISTER ONLINE

We hope you will join us for a special tour of historic Kingscote (1841) led by the Preservation Society of Newport County's Director of Museum Affairs, Laurie Ossman, and Old Sturbridge Village's Curatorial Director, Caitlin Emery Avenia. Designed by the architect Richard Upjohn, Kingscote was one of the first summer cottages built in Newport. Today, it survives as a rare example of a Gothic...
May 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017
 
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village's annual sheep shearing festival - Wool Days - on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual sheering.  Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. The Village's...
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 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017
 
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village's annual sheep shearing festival - Wool Days - on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual "haircut." Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians...
May 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Ever wonder who is responsible for costuming the Village’s interpreters? Join OSV staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of the costume building and learn about the work involved in clothing the interpreters! Space is limited to eight people – first come, first serve.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Visitor Center.
June 03, 2017 to June 04, 2017
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4:30 PM to 9:30 AM
Calling all Scouts! Join us for a unique camping experience in the countryside of Old Sturbridge Village! On Saturday, June 3, Cub and Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families are invited to pitch their tents in the Village and enjoy an evening of tours and activities throughout the museum. The evening will be topped off with stories by a roaring bonfire. Not a scout? All families are welcome...
June 10, 2017 to June 11, 2017
 
This year Old Sturbridge Village is saluting the history of transportation in New England. Beginning with the Village’s annual antique car rally, more than 100 automobiles from 1946 and earlier will be displayed on the Village’s common. There will be an assortment of pre-1946 cars representing a variety of makes and models including steam engine cars. In addition, two dozen historical bicycles...
June 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Discover 1830s applications of woodland and field plants in diet and medicine. Practice skills in plant identification and botany while exploring personal accounts of 1830s families who utilized both cultivated and wild plants. 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...

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