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July 23, 2017 -
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Please note: On this date, the Village will have altered hours and be open from 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! Eighteen 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. At five indoor and...
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...
July 31, 2017  

$12 members, $18 non-members

Register for July 31, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm here.

Register for July 31, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm hereSorry!  The 6:00 session is SOLD OUT.

Come explore the Village on a quiet Summer day where photo opportunities abound! While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes. We encourage dressing for...
August 05, 2017 to August 06, 2017
 
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...
August 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM
What does it take to prepare an elaborate gown, colorful cloak, or a delicate straw bonnet for display? Not all garments are created equal! Learn about some of the tricks used by our curators in preparing historic textiles for an exhibition.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Visitor Center.
August 18, 2017 -
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 18, 2017, when visitors get into OSV for free! Watch hearth cooking demonstrations, experience early 19th-century farms, and be amazed by crafters in the Tin, Blacksmith, Cooper, Print, Shoe and Pottery Shops. Learn about our three water-powered mills, play games, and walk the woodland,...
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  
Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration for hands-on workshops open approximately one month prior to each event. Cost is $14 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
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.

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