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September 03, 2016 to September 05, 2016
 
Bring the whole family and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with games and excitement for everyone! You're invited to join the fun! Play baseball the way early New Englanders did, make a craft, join a game of French & English (tug of war), meet the oxen in training, try your hand at marbling paper, see a puppet show, watch a toy fire-balloon flight, visit the Freeman Farm, stop and see...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

These dates have SOLD OUT. We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 10, 2016 to September 11, 2016
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9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Our wildly popular new event returns this fall! Historic interpreters will present 19th-century craft demonstrations, while dozens of craft brewers from throughout New England serve samples of their finest, small-batch, mouth-watering beers and hard ciders in a spectacular beer garden. Guests may purchase beer and a meal at a special barbecue. Blackstone Valley Bluegrass will also be performing...
September 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join an OSV curatorial staff member for a behind the scenes look at vehicles and antique machinery from the OSV collection. From wagons and sleighs to large machinery such as printing presses, lathes, and water powered saws, the Machinery Storage building has it! Meets at the Visitor Center for a short two-minute drive to the Machinery Storage building. Take a Closer Look is a monthly program...
September 10, 2016 -
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
MEMBER EVENT

$45 per person, pre-registration is required. 

Register here.

Spend an intimate evening by the kiln with our Potters as they fire the fully loaded kiln and see the dramatic finish as the kiln reaches 1,900 degrees. Fired only once each year, this is a rare opportunity to see an amazing sight. Built with 15,000 bricks, the Old Sturbridge Village kiln is an "updraft bottle kiln," of the style used in the early 1800s. When fully loaded for firing, the kiln...
September 14, 2016  
Kick off the school year with a day at Old Sturbridge Village celebrating crafts and trades! Visit our Cooper Shop to see the process of heading barrels, stop by the Potter’s Shop to watch freshly fired pots being unloaded from the kiln, or spend some time in our shoe, tin, and blacksmith shops. In the households, women will be cooking, spinning, weaving, and straw braiding. Be sure to visit the...
May 21, 2016,
July 08, 2016 to July 10, 2016
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September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016
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November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
 
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 3 days prior to the event. Register online below...
September 17, 2016  
Please join us for the ninth annual Old Sturbridge Village Gala – Illuminating History for 70 Years! Help us celebrate the Village’s 70th Birthday with its largest fund-raising event that includes a fabulous cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, as well as an elegant dinner. This event sells out quickly, so please make your reservations today (click on the above link for details)! Become a...
September 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Squash, cucumbers, and melons are among the gardener’s favorites!  Learn about growing and caring for cucurbits, seed saving, and tips for keeping garden produce at its best. 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...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

These dates have SOLD OUT. We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
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October 01, 2016 to October 02, 2016
 
Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

These dates have SOLD OUT. We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 30, 2016 -
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

$12 for OSV members, $18 for non-members. 

Pre-registration is required. Register here. SOLD OUT

Come explore the Village during early fall- one of the most picturesque times of the year! Join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Part of the walk will occur during hours when we are closed to the general public, which will allow for uninterrupted vistas and great photo opportunities. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and...
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
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October 01, 2016 to October 02, 2016
 
Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at...
October 01, 2016  
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 by our Annual...
October 02, 2016 -
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

$12 for OSV members, $18 for non-members. 

Pre-registration is required. SOLD OUT

Come explore the Village during early fall- one of the most picturesque times of the year! Join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Part of the walk will occur during hours when we are closed to the general public, which will allow for uninterrupted vistas and great photo opportunities. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and...
October 08, 2016 to October 10, 2016
 
Help save heirloom vegetable and flower varieties from extinction and celebrate the harvest with us at Old Sturbridge Village! The annual Home Gardeners’ Exhibit will be held over Columbus Day weekend as a part of the Village’s “Dig In: A Field to Table Festival.” If you have exhibited in the past, we welcome you back. If you haven’t exhibited before, we invite you to plant some history this...
October 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The David Wight Farm Combining documentary research with archeological excavation revealed how the land that became Old Sturbridge Village was used as a family farm for over 150 years. Meets at the Visitor Center. 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...
October 08, 2016 to October 10, 2016
 
A Harvest Season Celebration Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of fall color. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and field preparation. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders. Savor samples at field-to-table food demonstrations with chefs who...
October 11, 2016 to October 16, 2016
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October 19, 2016 to October 23, 2016
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October 26, 2016 to October 31, 2016
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays $30 for 7:30 show, $40 with Chow 

Sundays $30 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $40 with Chow

Fridays and Saturdays $35 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $45 with Chow

Tuesday 10/11 and Monday 10/31 $30 for 7:30 show

OSV Members may purchase tickets now and Non-members may purchase tickets starting July 28

After three sold-out seasons at Georgia's Serenbe Playhouse, Old Sturbridge Village has joined forces with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to Old Sturbridge Village this October. Recognized as one of the country's top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines...

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