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September 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join an OSV historian for a closer look at innovations in agricultural tools of the early 19th century.  Meets at the Fitch Barn. 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 look with a Village specialist. Programs last approximately 30 minutes. Planning Ahead Add an overnight stay at the Old...
September 16, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for children 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 studios. If time permits, consider...
September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2015  
More than a dozen craft brewers from throughout New England will serve mouth-watering beer samples in a spectacular beer garden, while exquisite glass artisans, woodcrafters and other tradespeople will demonstrate their work and sell their wares. See 19th century craft demonstrations along with hard cider sampling, and purchase beers at a special barbecue featuring delicious grilled meats and...
September 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
After a productive growing season, put the garden to rest to ensure a good season next year. Discuss garden hygiene and soil care, and prepare a space for garlic, a fall-planted favorite! 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...
September 19, 2015 - 5:30 PM

2015 Old Sturbridge Village Gala

An Evening of New England Hospitality

Sold Out!  For further information please contact Shelly Carey at scarey@osv.org, or 508-347-0210.

Please join us for An Evening of New England Hospitality on September 19th, 2015.  Old Sturbridge Village's annual Gala enters its eighth year with exclusive items available for both live and silent auction, as well as a sumptuous dinner. More information is available here.

 

  Introducing our New Gala Webpage! OSVGala.org For more information, and to purchase your Vaillancourt Santa, please visit the above site. 
September 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members

$130 for Non-members

Refund Policy

$20 Materials Fee

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

Enjoy baking on the Hearth using various cooking techniques. We will use authentic early 19th century receipts, which you can sample and actually duplicate in a modern kitchen. Instructor Ryan Beckman is the Program and Exhibit Manager of Historic Foodways and the Hearthside Bounty program at OSV. Her passion and specialty are historic food ways – the history and science behind these kitchen...
September 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members
$130 Non-members
Refund Policy

Materials Fee: $15

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

 

Learn and practice early 19th Century techniques for preserving, food-salting, pickling, jellying, and drying. Historical background included. Instructor Linda Oakley has interpreted at Old Sturbridge Village for over 30 years.  She specializes in household crafts and foodways.  Join her for an in-depth look at the history, the skills and tools necessary, and the materials used then and now....
September 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members
$130 Non-members
Refund Policy

Materials Fee: $15

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Blacksmithing class takes place in the Museum Education Center Blacksmith Studio.

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Learn about the shaping of iron and steel with fire and hammer! Students learn the basic techniques and operations of 19th-century blacksmithing by fashioning hooks and nails. Instructor Tim Dauphinais has smithed for more than 30 years. He has taught beginner and advance blacksmithing classes for almost as long. Advisory: Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$205 OSV Members

$255 Non-members

Refund Policy

$60 Materials Fee

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

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Making a wooden bucket with no nails or glue is quite a trick! Using traditional tools and techniques each participant will make a pine bucket to take home during this two-day workshop.  Instructor Phil Eckert has worked at Old Sturbridge Village in a number of capacities for almost 35 years.  He is currently the Program and Exhibit Manager  of Tin Production, the Bank, the Law Office, and the...
September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015, November 07, 2015 to November 08, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Spend some time at OSV 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 Museum Education building.

Questions? Want to register over the phone? Call 508-347-0395

Refund policy

  BlacksmithingDecorative ArtsFoodwaysPotteryTextilesWoodworkingOther   Blacksmithing  Basic Blacksmith (in the Museum Education Center Blacksmith Studio) Date: September 26 and  November 7 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Description: Learn about the shaping of iron and steel with fire and hammer! Students learn the basic techniques and operations of Blacksmithing by fashioning hooks and nails. ...
September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$205 OSV Members

$255 Non-members

Refund Policy

$20 Materials Fee

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

In this two-day class, you'll find out how Stone Age humans made and used tools. This is an exploration of primitive implements for crafting, working, hunting and gathering. It teaches how to make several things from ropes and containers using various plants to primitive hunting tools made from animals and stone sources. Improve your confidence being out of doors and gain insight into how...
September 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members
$130 Non-members

Refund Policy

$50 Materials Fee 

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

A “floorcloth” is a painted canvas alternative to a more expensive carpet. These durable, colorful floor coverings were popular in 19th century America and fit well into both traditional and modern rooms. Participants also learn how to take a design and adapt it for use on their future projects. Participants will finish a 24” x 36” floorcloth. Instructor Nancy Sherren is a decorative arts painter...
September 26, 2015  
MEMBER EVENT
Save the Date! In celebration of your continued support, and as a thank you to you, our valued Members and Friends, Old Sturbridge Village would like to invite you to take part in an exciting day full of exclusive members-only programming ranging multiple topics and interests throughout the museum. Also, please take the opportunity to join us for a luncheon in the Oliver Wight Tavern followed...
September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members
$130 Non-members

Refund Policy

Materials Fee: $15

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Forge Welding class takes place in the Museum Education Center Blacksmith Studio.

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Forge welding is a process that has been integral to blacksmithing since the beginning of the Iron Age. Students will learn the basics of this process by making a chain. Other forge welding techniques will also be discussed. Instructor Derek Heidemann has been practicing traditional methods of 19th century blacksmithing since 2001. Derek began teaching classes in 2010 and gets top honors from his...
September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members

$130 Non-members

Refund Policy

$25 Materials Fee 

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

 

Learn to weave your own 19th century style basket using simple tools. Beginners will learn about the different materials that were used in the process and will be able to go home with a finished basket. Instructor Claire Williams has been weaving baskets for thirty years.  She volunteers and interprets this craft and its history at Old Sturbridge Village. She works with traditional materials,...
September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members

$130 Non-members

Refund Policy

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

Learn the art of squaring timber using common tools on the farm.  The work accomplished will be used towards a future village project.  The skills learned could be used to make landscape ties, timbers, or rustically decorative architectural features.  This workshop includes a tour of timbers in the Village.  Instructor Justin Kennick is the Program and Exhibit Manager of Water-Powered Mills  and...
September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members
$130 Non-members

Refund Policy

$50 Materials Fee

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

 

A “floorcloth” is a painted canvas alternative to a more expensive carpet. These durable, colorful floor coverings were popular in 19th century America and fit well into both traditional and modern rooms. Participants also learn how to take a design and adapt it for use on their future projects. Participants will finish a 24” x 36” floorcloth. Instructor Nancy Sherren is a decorative arts painter...
September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$105 OSV Members
$130 Non-members

Refund Policy

Materials Fee: $20

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

A small kit will be provided that includes a five inch shirring needle, threads, and wool fabrics to work with. All materials are included in the materials fee.

Class Takes place in the Museum Education Center

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Bring along a rug you are hooking or a wool quilt that you are making and learn to add different techniques from the early 1800’s. A small canvas will also be provided so that you may also start a small pillow or mat. We will cover shirred wools, including beaded wool, center shirring, caterpillar braid, button shirring, patch shirring, and a little yarn sewing to make a really unique piece....
September 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

$55 OSV members

$70 Non-members 

Refund Policy

$10 Materials Fee

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

Learn how to make 19th century muffatees, the fingerless mittens that you see so many costumed interpreters wearing in the Village. The basics are provided for beginners and advanced variations are available to challenge experts. Take home patterns for three different styles of muffatees. Instructor Linda Oakley has interpreted at Old Sturbridge Village for over 30 years.  She specializes in...
September 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

$55 OSV Members

$70 Non-members

Refund Policy

$10 Materials Fee 

Please bring a check payable to Old Sturbridge Village to cover the material fee associated with your class on the day it is offered.

Class takes place in the Museum Education Center.

Click here to register

Begin to stitch a yarn sewn piece suitable for a footstool cover, table mat, or doll house rug. This practical and decorative technique was commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries to make hearthrugs, coverlets and mittens. Instructor Linda Oakley has interpreted at Old Sturbridge Village for over 30 years.  She specializes in household crafts and foodways.  Join her for an in-depth look at...

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