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July 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join an OSV curator for a tour of the militia exhibit and learn about firearms in New England.  Meets at the Firearms and Textiles Building. 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...
July 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Learn the sweet benefits and basics of keeping a backyard apiary! 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 sites and deal with a variety of plant-related themes and topics. Participants gather at the Visitor Center and...
July 18, 2015 to July 19, 2015  

Hazy Summer Days are not so lazy on the farm. Come visit the farm at Old Sturbridge Village and participate in some of the ways farmers kept busy during the summer, one of the most important times of the year for all farm families in the 19th century.

Haying Help the farmers with, arguably, the most important crop each and every year! In the 1800's farmers used the summer months working on the farm. One of their primary goals was to fill their barns with as much hay as it would fit in order to feed their animals through the next winter, never know how long that winter would be. Play Work occupies most a farm family’s time in the summer,...
August 01, 2015 to August 02, 2015  
See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America's freedoms. Daytime events on both days include...
August 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Even in a rural area, New Englanders incorporated elegant details and designs into both their outer and the under clothing.  Tour the newly opened textile exhibit focusing on decorative clothing details in the early 19th century.  Meets at the Textiles and Firearms Building. Take a Closer Look is a monthly program open to all OSV Members. Held on the second Saturday of each month, this program...
August 15, 2015 to August 16, 2015  
Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. This year will focus on everyday elegance of ladies and gentlemen. If you are interested in 1830s fashion and period dress this special weekend is for you!  Planning Ahead Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. (Remember, kids get free admission in August.) Add an...
August 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Pickles, shrubs, and leathers can bring flavor and variety to the dreary days of winter. Learn how to save the best of the season with simple food preservation 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 sites...
August 28, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 28, 2015, when visitors get into OSV for free!  Watch hearth cooking demonstrations, experience early 19th-century farms, and be amazed by craftsmen in the Tin, Blacksmith, Cooper, Print, Shoe and Pottery Shops.   Ride the Boat and Stagecoach, and make crafts at the Hands-On Craft Center.  ...
September 05, 2015 to September 07, 2015  
Bring the whole family and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with games and excitement for everyone! You're invited to join the fun on these days: 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...
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  
Check back with us soon! More information on this exciting new event will be available shortly. Planning Ahead Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. Find more useful information for planning your visit.
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

$175 per person.

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  2015 Old Sturbridge Village Gala An Evening of New England Hospitality   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. Susan Wornick, Gala MC Former WCVB News Anchor 2015 Gala Auctioneer   Mike...
September 26, 2015  
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village will host it's annual day of recognition  and appreciation for you, our Members. Upon arrival guests will be given a keepsake collection of recipes that will help enhance their experience. In addition to these special programs, all Members attending Friends' Day will receive two admission passes to share with friends on future visits. A list of Specialty Progamming for this...
October 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Explore the Hervey Brooks pottery shop with an OSV curator and learn about the archaeological digs at the site of Brooks’ shop in Goshen, Connecticut.  Meets at the Hervey Brooks Pottery Shop. 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...
October 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Learn when vegetables are at their peak for harvesting and how to store vegetables for use throughout the winter. Begin planning for next year’s garden by selecting root vegetables for seed saving. 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...
October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015  
A Harvest Season Celebration Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and preparing the fields. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders. Help with the harvest, taste heirloom apples, and learn about methods of food...
October 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

FULLER CONFERENCE CENTER

OSV Members: $85 – includes all lectures, workshops, and lunch
Non-members: $135 - includes all lectures, workshops, lunch and a one-year Individual Membership to Old Sturbridge Village
 

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Collectors of all types – young and old, experienced and amateur – have shaped the identities of American museums and historic sites since the 19th century. Bayou Bend, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Biltmore, The Henry Ford Museum, and Old Sturbridge Village all began as private collections of objects, assembled by passionate individuals. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition ...
October 31, 2015 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$95 per person ($75 for OSV Members)

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On October 31, 2015 enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced cider over the hearth before sitting down to enjoy the results, all by...

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