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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...
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...
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...
June 18, 2017  

FREE for all Fathers.

All dads enjoy FREE admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Father's Day. It is the perfect way to treat your own dad to a day of New England history and tradition. See a tinner, blacksmith, and shoemaker at work, watch gristmill and sawmill demonstrations, and more.  Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? Give the gift of an Old Sturbridge Village membership to the fathers, uncles,...
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...
June 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM
From coffins and chairs to clock cases and chests of drawers, cabinetmakers produced a wide variety of objects, both every-day and exceptional, using a range of techniques and tools. Join a member of the curatorial staff for a guided tour of the new exhibition highlighting the cabinetmaking trade, and hear about some of the interesting research finds recently discovered!   Open to all...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Medicine in the early republic was primitive and unscientific by modern standards, but it was more than just leeches and bloodletting. Get an up-close look at some of the medical tools and devices in the Old Sturbridge Village collection and a glimpse into the medical treatments and philosophies available to the sick in the early 19th century.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime...
July 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Come learn a brief history of potatoes as a crop, what variety is grown at Old Sturbridge Village and why, as well as how to store them overwinter. Following the talk, visit the Freeman Kitchen to learn how the ladies of the house would utilize potatoes in their everyday cooking and baking. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old...
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...
July 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Old Sturbridge Village traces its beginnings to the remarkable collection of everyday furnishings, tools, gadgets and “oddities” of early America amassed by the Wells family of Southbridge, Massachusetts. Join the curatorial staff for an examination of letters, diaries, and photos, from the Wells family archives, and learn about the beginnings of Old Sturbridge Village and its founders.  ...
July 23, 2017 -
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Our craft beer festival is BACK--bigger and better than ever, with more brews, bands and bites than ever before! More than 30 craft breweries from across New England will provide visitors an opportunity to sample and purchase some of the region’s top beers, ciders and ales, while local chefs prepare exquisite farm-to-table fare. At five indoor and outdoor stages, 15 musical artists and bands will...

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