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August 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The root cellar was an integral part of the 19th century home that is making a comeback in the 21st century.  Learn how root cellars work and some suggestions to bring modern equivalents into your home to preserve your garden harvest. 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...
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...
August 24, 2017  
Join us for a bountiful day of activities, especially for home school families! In August, the Village’s farm and gardens are full of life. Our hands-on workshops will celebrate this time of plenty through activities relating to summer chores in the 1830s. In addition to workshops, join us for a tour that will focus on the Museum’s many gardens. Cost is $14 per child 3 and over for full-day...
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...
August 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM
How do we know what we know? Old Sturbridge Village was recently given the late 18th century business accounts of Nichols Baylies, who ran an iron works in Taunton, Massachusetts. By examining these business records we get a unique glimpse into the lives of some early New Englanders, as well as some mysteries yet to solve. Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission. Meet at the Asa...
September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017
 
In the 1830s, all male American citizens from 18 to 30 were active members of their local militia companies. Labor Day weekend will feature all the sights and sounds of the training days that these companies took part in at least twice a year. The days’ events will include everything from cannon and musket demonstrations, to martial music and sham battles, and even live firing of muskets at...
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

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 costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...
September 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The militia, as an institution, was impacted by – and impactful to – the enormous social, economic, and technological changes that characterized America from 1790-1840. This fall, a new exhibition will use historic equipment and uniforms from the Village’s collection to situate the militia and its constituents within the whirlwind of change that was occurring throughout all areas of life. This...
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

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 costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...
September 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Glorious blooms extend late into the garden season and are true show stoppers at agricultural fairs both in the 19th century and today.  Come discuss dahlia culture, staking, planting, and tuber care for years of elegant enjoyment. 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...
September 16, 2017  
Please join us for the 10th Annual Old Sturbridge Village Gala. The Village's largest fundraising event of the year, the Gala includes fabulous cocktail and elegant stations, live and silent auctions.  Time: Begins at 5:30 pm Location: Oliver Wight Tavern, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Master of Ceremonies Susan Wornick, former WCVB anchor Thank you to the presenting sponsor of the...
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

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 costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...
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...
September 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM
In addition to his pottery shop, Hervey Brooks left behind an incredible documentary record of his pottery business in Goshen, Connecticut. Join a member of the curatorial staff for a discussion of his blotters and day books, and get an up-close look at some of the redware vessels he produced.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Pottery Shop.
September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017
 
At this celebration of artisans, the Village will showcase New England trades from the 19th century. The Village's blacksmith, potter, tinner, cooper, printer, and others will showcase their skills by crafting more complicated items. They will be joined by artisans of historic crafts from throughout New England who will demonstrate their work. From etching, to spinning, to woodworking,...
   
After last year's sold-out run of The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, the museum is again joining forces with Brian Clowdus Experiences to bring the immersive theatrical experience back to the Village.  At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village’s countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and...
September 27, 2017 -
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$10 OSV Members
$12 Non-Members

Purchase your ticket here

6:00 pm — Reception (with hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar)
7:00 pm — Lecture

One could state correctly that America’s First Ladies are iconic examples of resilience, courage and emotional agility. This has all been in the spotlight of media attention (even back in the day), against the backdrop of history in the making and largely behind the scenes. There is no greater test of one’s imagined reservoir of resilience than the unpredictability of the moment. An engaging and...
September 30, 2017  
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village would like to invite you, our valued Members and Friends, to celebrate in a day full of exclusive members-only programming throughout the museum. Activities for the day will include special programs for members of all ages and the Annual Friends’ Day Meeting with the Village’s President and CEO Jim Donahue.  Upon arrival at the Visitor Center, don’t forget to pick up your...
October 07, 2017 to October 09, 2017
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October 14, 2017 to October 15, 2017
 
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. Join our costumed interpreters as they harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets, conduct garden...
October 12, 2017 -
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

$10 OSV Members
$12 Non-Members

Purchase your ticket here

6:00 pm — Reception (with hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar)
7:00 pm — Lecture

Shedding new light on Abraham Lincoln, US President, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, the powerful men and influential women around them, the tragedy of the Civil War, and its meaning for the intractable political wars of our own troubled times, Our One Common Country tells the fascinating story of how Lincoln and his contemporaries tried to break the political logjams in...

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