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May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015  
Get a Pound of Cure at Old Sturbridge Village’s healthy living fair that bridges 19th-century medicine with present day health and wellness programs. What did people in the 1830s know about promoting health and wellness, and can we learn anything from them today? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" says Dr. Jack Richman, a retired professor of optometry, who notes, "Countless numbers of today's...
June 13, 2015  
More than 50 pre-1946 automobiles will be showcased on the Common throughout the day and a grand procession of the autos will take place at 3:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating with your antique automobile, please contact Jim O'Brien. See a slide show. Planning Ahead Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. Add an overnight stay at the Old...
June 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join OSV staff for a tour of the Salem Towne House that explores the changing trends and tastes from the late 18th century to the early 19th century through the furnishings and decorative arts displayed in the Towne House.   Meets at the Salem Towne House. 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...
June 15, 2015 to June 21, 2015  
Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States) by telling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can learn about the movement leading up to the abolition of slavery that took place in the early 19th century and also enjoy activities...
June 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$8 OSV Members
$10 Non-Members

Click HERE to Register for this event.

6:00 pm — Reception with the Author
7:00 pm — Lecture Program

Richard Andersen, a professor of writing and literature at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, will be the first speaker in the 2015 Speaker Series at Old Sturbridge Village. Andersen is the author of "A Home Run for Bunny," a book that tells the story of the 1934 American Legion All-Stars Baseball Team from Springfield, Massachusetts that faced racial prejudice in when they...
June 20, 2015 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Think exotics like kiwis, figs, and passion fruit don’t grow in New England’s climate? Think again! Learn how to grow these unique fruits in your home garden. 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...
July 03, 2015 to July 05, 2015  
Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun. For the safety and comfort of all guests, all coolers, bags, chairs, and backpacks will be subject to inspection at the point of admission. Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizens' procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration...
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
Look outside the garden fence for tasty, wild-grown treats. Learn the basics of wild edible identification. 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....
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...
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.

Register securely here.

  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   Ron and...

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