Events

Pages

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 not usually displayed at the Village. They will be joined by artisans of historic crafts from throughout New England who will demonstrate their work. From etching,...
   
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

The fourth program in our 2017 Speaker Series features Jacqueline Berger, author and historian, who will present an illustrated lecture entitled "First Ladies of Resilience." Jacqueline Berger, known as "The First Ladies Lady," is a national expert and guest speaker on America's First Ladies. With more than 25 years of research and experience, she brings these dynamic women from history to life,...
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
,
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

*Please note: There was a slight change in the topic of this program. The information listed below is correct. We apologize if you found different information elsewhere on the internet and for the inconvenience.    Discover the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865 with this illustrated lecture by noted author James...
October 07, 2017 to October 09, 2017
,
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 14, 2017 to October 15, 2017
 
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 October 14–15, 2017 as a part of the Village’s  Apple and Ag Days. 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 season and bring...
October 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Nature and the hand of man altered the flow of the Quinebaug River to operate mills on this site since the late 1700s. In celebration of Archaeology Month, learn how the land, water, and their use have changed over time.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Sawmill.
October 14, 2017  
Join us for our October 14 Home School Day celebrating the bounty of season! Special seasonal activities are planned throughout the Village as part of our Apple and Ag Days celebration. Try out one of our Make History Guides as you explore on your own or sign up for a special hands-on studio at the Museum Education Center (see below) Cost is $14 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old...
October 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Root vegetables were among the most important crops for 19th century families.  Learn the history behind popular "esculent roots" and tips and tricks for growing, preserving, and seed saving root vegetables. 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...
March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
,
April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017
,
May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
,
June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
,
July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017
,
August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
,
September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
,
October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
,
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...
October 26, 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

 

NY Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will give an illuminating slide presentation at the Village on the war between the Colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76. Tougias is the author of the acclaimed Until I Have No Country (A novel of King Philip's War), and co-author with Eric Schultz of King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict. Slides include battle...
April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017
,
May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
,
June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017
,
July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
,
August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
,
October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017
,
November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017
,
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...
October 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM
With more than 35,000 volumes, the Old Sturbridge Village Research Library contains an incredible collection of manuscripts, 19th century books and periodicals and other historic print materials. Join a member of the curatorial staff for an up-close look at highlights from the Library’s collection.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Visitor Center.
October 29, 2017 -
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Pre-registration is required; Register here.

Visit the Village after hours for a family friendly evening of trick or treating on the Common. Show off your best Halloween costume, hear spooky tales, enjoy a bonfire, take a hayride around the Common, and more! Throughout the evening, children can trick-or-treat at nine stops on the Village Common. A cash bar will be available to purchase cider and snacks. This is an evening event and is not...
November 01, 2017 to November 05, 2017
,
November 08, 2017 to November 12, 2017
,
November 15, 2017 to November 19, 2017
,
November 22, 2017 to November 23, 2017
 
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. Hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. Learn how preparations were made for this...
November 03, 2017  
Do you quilt? Have you always wanted to try quilting? Here’s your chance! In the summer of 2017 we will begin our fifth annual Members Quilt Challenge!  All current Members are eligible. The challenge is to design and make a quilted entry based on some aspect of an artifact quilt selected from the Old Sturbridge Village collection. The inspiration quilt is a beautiful Sunburst pattern created by...
   

$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...

Pages