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June 16, 2016
STURBRIDGE, Massachusetts ---- An expanded, 3-day celebration of Independence Day will take place at Old Sturbridge Village, to include the firing of a reproduction cannon and a host of other patriotic activities, from July 2-4. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, a daily flag-raising ceremony, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, and sign...
September 24, 2015
STURBRIDGE, Massachusetts — New England is experiencing a bumper crop of apples this year, and Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the taste and history of an old-fashioned apple harvest during its annual Apple Days Festival, the first two weekends in October: October 3-4, and October 10-12, which is Columbus Day Weekend. Visitors can taste nearly-forgotten heirloom apple varieties, help the...
November 20, 2014
Old Sturbridge Village’s annual holiday celebration features festive musical performances, family activities and food: Evenings December 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 Like a Christmas card come to life, holiday decorations and twinkling lights will transform the recreated 19th-century New England village into a winter wonderland for Old Sturbridge Village’s highly anticipated Christmas by Candlelight...
November 6, 2014
Families Invited to Celebrate Thanksgiving 1830s-style   Did you know that Thanksgiving was one of just a few holidays celebrated by 19th-century New Englanders – and by far, it was the most important?  Beginning Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 Old Sturbridge Village costumed historians and interpreters will bring to life Thanksgiving traditions 1830s-style –...
October 31, 2014
Old Sturbridge Village will offer free admission to veterans, active military personnel and their families (up to 6 people) on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.  Historians will fire vintage firearms and perform martial music covering 300 years of America’s military history. A display of military uniforms from the American Revolution to the Gulf War will be on exhibit, including an impressive...
October 27, 2014
Reserve tickets to tour historic village by glow of firelight, candles, and lanterns How did New England families spend their evenings before the intrusion of texting, telephones, TVs and computers? Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village will get a rare chance find out as they tour the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight during the museum’s “Evening of...
October 6, 2014
New Fall Harvest Events at OSV: “Fresh from the Farm” Author Susie Middleton Oct. 16; “From Field to Table” Weekend Oct. 18-19 Historians at Old Sturbridge Village are expanding their celebration of early New England harvest traditions with two new events: an Oct. 16 appearance by food editor Susie Middleton, author of Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories; and a “From Field to...
September 12, 2014
Harpoon Brewery Co-Founder Dan Kenary to Speak at Old Sturbridge Village Sept. 25History of New England’s largest craft brewery; Beer tastings and food samples offered Harpoon Brewery Co-founder and President Dan Kenary will speak about the history and success of New England’s largest craft brewery on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Old Sturbridge Village. His appearance is part of the Village’s...
September 12, 2014
Evening Harvest Party and Pottery Firing at Old Sturbridge Village Sept. 27, 2014Hayrides, bonfire, barn dance, music, and more Crisp fall air and the crackle of a bonfire will set the mood for Old Sturbridge Village’s annual Harvest Party from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Highlights include horse-drawn hayrides, a bonfire on the Common, an old-fashioned barn dance, live music, and...
September 8, 2014
Old Sturbridge Village Offers $5 Admission Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 On Friday, Sept. 19, Old Sturbridge Village will roll back its admission prices to just $5 for in the last of three $5 Friday events this year. The $5 Friday adult discount is made possible by Southbridge Credit Union, and Old Sturbridge Village visitors also get free parking. For details: www.osv.org; 800-733-1830. “Our goal is...