Events

June 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Learn techniques for planting and growing squash and beans from an experienced OSV lead horticulturalist. Talk about soil amendments, growing habits, varieties and general care of these 19th-century staples.  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...
July 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Explore 19th-century methods of growing berries such as currants, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, elderberries and blueberries. Take home some 19th-century receipts using these wonderful summer fruits! 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...
August 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Join us during OSV’s Textile Weekend to talk about plants used to create natural dyes in the 19th century. Discover plants that come from all over the world, or right from your garden, that can be used to dye textiles. This talk will be held in the Herb Garden.  Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village...
September 06, 2018  
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 $10 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
   

$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 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Visit the Parsonage garden and the Asa Knight store to see how families may have procured seed in the 19th century. From selecting the best crop to drying and cleaning, go through the steps of saving seed for annuals, perennials, and biennials. 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...
October 11, 2018  
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 $10 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
October 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
A practical guide for harvesting, drying and preserving herbs through the winter.  Come and learn time-honored methods of preserving herbs that can still be applied today.   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...
April 28, 2018 to April 29, 2018
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October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
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. Most classes are full day classes with a lunch break. Please consider bringing...
November 03, 2018  
Scout Days offer you and your troop the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for Scouts 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 workshops.   Cost is $14 per Scout for...
   

$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...
November 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
A staple dish of the 1800s that is so much more than dessert! Learn about the different fruits, vegetables, and herbs people would grow that would all be used in pies. Guests will receive a handout of 19th-century Receipts. 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,...
April 28, 2018 to April 29, 2018
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October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018
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November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
 
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. Most classes are full day classes with a lunch break. Please consider bringing...