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September 30, 2016 -
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

$12 for OSV members, $18 for non-members. 

Pre-registration is required. Register here. SOLD OUT

Come explore the Village during early fall- one of the most picturesque times of the year! Join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Part of the walk will occur during hours when we are closed to the general public, which will allow for uninterrupted vistas and great photo opportunities. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and...
September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
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October 01, 2016 to October 02, 2016
 
In New England, cider making is to autumn what maple sugaring is to spring. However, 19th-century farmers would not recognize the sweet cider we enjoy from farm stands today. Cider in the 1800s was not merely the apple juice, but was fermented "squeezings" from apples, which meant the cider would keep through the spring planting, summer heat and into the harvesting of the next apple season. Ripe...
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 02, 2016 -
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

$12 for OSV members, $18 for non-members. 

Pre-registration is required. SOLD OUT

Come explore the Village during early fall- one of the most picturesque times of the year! Join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Part of the walk will occur during hours when we are closed to the general public, which will allow for uninterrupted vistas and great photo opportunities. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and...
October 06, 2016 -
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$10 Old Sturbridge Village Members

$12 Non-Members

Purchase your tickets here 6:00 p.m. - Reception with hors d'oeuvre and cash bar 7:00 p.m. - Lecture, followed by discussion Sarah Leah Chase, who founded the Massachusetts specialty food shop and catering business Que Sera Sarah, and collaborated on The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, is the next speaker in the 2016 OSV Speaker Series. Her other books include Nantucket Open-House Cookbook (...
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...
October 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The David Wight Farm Combining documentary research with archeological excavation revealed how the land that became Old Sturbridge Village was used as a family farm for over 150 years. Meets at the Visitor Center. 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...
October 08, 2016 to October 10, 2016
 
A Harvest Season Celebration 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. Savor samples at field-to-table food demonstrations with chefs who...
October 11, 2016 to October 16, 2016
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October 19, 2016 to October 23, 2016
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October 26, 2016 to October 31, 2016
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays $30 for 7:30 show, $40 with Chow 

Sundays $30 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $40 with Chow

Fridays and Saturdays $35 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $45 with Chow

Tuesday 10/11 and Monday 10/31 $30 for 7:30 show

OSV Members may purchase tickets now and Non-members may purchase tickets starting July 28

After three sold-out seasons at Georgia's Serenbe Playhouse, Old Sturbridge Village has joined forces with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to Old Sturbridge Village this October. Recognized as one of the country's top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines...
October 13, 2016 -
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$200 per person | Limited Seating

at the Oliver Wight Tavern, Old Sturbridge Village

National political reporter Cokie Roberts will receive the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and Old Sturbridge Village, following a dinner in her honor. The Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award is given to "an individual who has made a significant impact on the arts through a project that is relevant to the history Old Sturbridge Village works to preserve...
October 15, 2016 - 11:15 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The simple art of drying flowers and herbs has been enjoyed for centuries.  We will discuss the best time to harvest herbs, drying techniques, and provide recipes to bring the scents of the garden into the home. 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...
October 11, 2016 to October 16, 2016
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October 19, 2016 to October 23, 2016
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October 26, 2016 to October 31, 2016
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays $30 for 7:30 show, $40 with Chow 

Sundays $30 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $40 with Chow

Fridays and Saturdays $35 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $45 with Chow

Tuesday 10/11 and Monday 10/31 $30 for 7:30 show

OSV Members may purchase tickets now and Non-members may purchase tickets starting July 28

After three sold-out seasons at Georgia's Serenbe Playhouse, Old Sturbridge Village has joined forces with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to Old Sturbridge Village this October. Recognized as one of the country's top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines...
October 22, 2016  

$54.95 per person. (OSV Members $49.95)
Inclusive of tax and gratuity

Register here or select another date on the right.

 

Save with a Hearthside Bounty Lodging package.

Join us as we experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern. Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. Designed for an adult audience. Guests with children may find our Families Cook program of interest as children may take part in preparing their meal...
October 11, 2016 to October 16, 2016
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October 19, 2016 to October 23, 2016
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October 26, 2016 to October 31, 2016
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays $30 for 7:30 show, $40 with Chow 

Sundays $30 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $40 with Chow

Fridays and Saturdays $35 for 7:30 show and for 9:30 show, $45 with Chow

Tuesday 10/11 and Monday 10/31 $30 for 7:30 show

OSV Members may purchase tickets now and Non-members may purchase tickets starting July 28

After three sold-out seasons at Georgia's Serenbe Playhouse, Old Sturbridge Village has joined forces with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to Old Sturbridge Village this October. Recognized as one of the country's top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines...
October 27, 2016 -
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$10 Old Sturbridge Village Members

$12 Non-Members

6:00 p.m. - Reception with hors d'oeuvre and cash bar 7:00 p.m. - Illustrated lecture, followed by a Q & A session Last January, a rare American antique chest sold in New York for $1 million, and a major collection of Americana brought more than $10 million. Such events create headlines, yet the vast majority of antique furniture has dropped in value over the past decade. What happened...
October 31, 2016  
MEMBER EVENT

Entry fee is $10. Only current OSV Members eligible to participate. Print and complete this entry form or register online here by October 31, 2016. Entries must arrive at the Village by November 19, 2016. Entries will be on public display through December 29, 2016. Please see the complete set of rules.

Do you quilt? Have you always wanted to try quilting? Here’s your chance! Participate in the fourth annual Members’ Quilt Challenge. The challenge is to design and make a quilted entry based on some aspect of an artifact quilt selected from the OSV collection. For the 4th annual challenge the selected quilt is an eight-pointed star made by Clarissa Moore of Eastford, Connecticut in 1837 (pictured...
November 02, 2016  

Cost is $14 per child for full-day Village admission. Hands-on studio activities are an additional $5-$15 per activity.

Home School Day offers you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great chance 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. We will post studio offerings a month...
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...
January 02, 2016 to January 03, 2016
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February 06, 2016 to February 07, 2016
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March 05, 2016 to March 06, 2016
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April 02, 2016 to April 03, 2016
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November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village during the first weekend of the month in January, February, March, April, and November.   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...
November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
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November 12, 2016 to November 13, 2016
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November 19, 2016 to November 20, 2016
, November 24, 2016  
Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic...

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