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August 06, 2016 to August 07, 2016
 
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 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The art of quilting represented many things to a 19th century woman – a useful skill needed to make warm bedding and garments, an expression of skill and taste, and even an opportunity for social enjoyment.  Learn about quilts, quilted garments, and quilt-making in the early 19th century New England through OSV’s newest textile exhibit. Meets in the Firearms and Textiles building. Take a Closer...
August 20, 2016 to August 21, 2016
 
Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th century textiles. This year’s theme is quilts. See a variety of handmade artifact and reproduction quilts and quilted items such as petticoats, hoods, pockets, and bed quilts. Watch demonstrations of quilting techniques such as piecing from the early 19th century New England up close. Piecing is the process of cutting and...
August 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Prepare for the peak of tomato season by learning about its history in the United States and how to combat late-season problems that may affect your 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 staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites and deal with...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Only one space left for September 3, 2016! September 17, 2016 is SOLD OUT September 24, 2016 is SOLD OUT We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 03, 2016 to September 05, 2016
 
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...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Only one space left for September 3, 2016! September 17, 2016 is SOLD OUT September 24, 2016 is SOLD OUT We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 10, 2016 to September 11, 2016
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9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Our wildly popular new event returns this fall! Historic interpreters will present 19th-century craft demonstrations, while dozens of craft brewers from throughout New England serve samples of their finest, small-batch, mouth-watering beers and hard ciders in a spectacular beer garden. Meanwhile, guest tradespeople will demonstrate their exquisite work and sell their wares. In the historic...
September 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join an OSV curatorial staff member for a behind the scenes look at vehicles and antique machinery from the OSV collection. From wagons and sleighs to large machinery such as printing presses, lathes, and water powered saws, the Machinery Storage building has it! Meets at the Visitor Center for a short two-minute drive to the Machinery Storage building. Take a Closer Look is a monthly program...
September 10, 2016 -
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
MEMBER EVENT

$45 per person, pre-registration is required. 

Register here.

Spend an intimate evening by the kiln with our Potters as they fire the fully loaded kiln and see the dramatic finish as the kiln reaches 1,900 degrees. Fired only once each year, this is a rare opportunity to see an amazing sight. Built with 15,000 bricks, the Old Sturbridge Village kiln is an "updraft bottle kiln," of the style used in the early 1800s. When fully loaded for firing, the kiln...
September 14, 2016  
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. Cost is $14 per child for...
May 21, 2016,
July 08, 2016 to July 10, 2016
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September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016
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November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
 
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 3 days prior to the event. Register online below...
September 17, 2016  
Please join us for the ninth annual Old Sturbridge Village Gala – Illuminating History for 70 Years!  Help us celebrate the Village’s 70th Birthday with its largest fund-raising event that includes a fabulous cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, as well as an elegant dinner.  This event sells out quickly, so please look for details soon! Become a donor today!
September 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Squash, cucumbers, and melons are among the gardener’s favorites!  Learn about growing and caring for cucurbits, seed saving, and tips for keeping garden produce at its best. 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...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Only one space left for September 3, 2016! September 17, 2016 is SOLD OUT September 24, 2016 is SOLD OUT We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
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October 01, 2016 to October 02, 2016
 
Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at...
August 27, 2016, September 03, 2016, September 17, 2016, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Only one space left for September 3, 2016! September 17, 2016 is SOLD OUT September 24, 2016 is SOLD OUT We hope to add more dates in the future, so be sure to check back! 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...
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
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October 01, 2016 to October 02, 2016
 
Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at...
October 01, 2016  
In celebration of your continued support, and as a thank you to you, our valued Members and Friends, Old Sturbridge Village would like to invite you to take part in an exciting day full of exclusive members-only programming ranging multiple topics and interests throughout the museum. Also, please take the opportunity to join us for a luncheon in the Oliver Wight Tavern followed by our Annual...
October 08, 2016 to October 10, 2016
 
Help save heirloom vegetable and flower varieties from extinction and celebrate the harvest with us at Old Sturbridge Village! The annual Home Gardeners’ Exhibit will be held over Columbus Day weekend as a part of the Village’s “Dig In: A Field to Table Festival.” If you have exhibited in the past, we welcome you back. If you haven’t exhibited before, we invite you to plant some history this...

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