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Thursday, 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...
Thursday, 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...
Thursday, 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...
Thursday, 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 –...
Friday, 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...
Monday, 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...
Monday, 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...
Friday, 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...
Friday, 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...
Monday, 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...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Old-Fashioned Agricultural Exhibition at Old Sturbridge Village Sept. 13-14Cider-making; plowing, cow milking demonstrations; Home Gardening Exhibit Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the coming of fall with an old-fashioned Agricultural Exhibition highlighting heirloom vegetables and historical farming techniques Saturday and Sunday Sept. 13-14. Visitors can try their hands at plowing behind...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Free Kids Admission at OSV in August;Textile Weekend Highlights 19th-Century Needlework Aug. 16-17 Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate 19th-century needlework and ornamental arts of the as part of a special “Textile Weekend” August 16-17. Kids age 17 and under get free daytime admission to the museum through September 1 when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Activities...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Free admission for kids; firefighters get 50% off Antique fire engine parade, fireman’s muster, chili contest, vintage ice cream making (STURBRIDGE, MA) – July 10, 2014: To celebrate its July 19 “Fire & Ice” old-fashioned fireman’s muster, Old Sturbridge Village is offering half-price admission for all firefighters, and free admission to children age 17 and under when accompanied by an...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
An upcoming exhibit, entitled Bucket Town:  Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham, opens in June at Old Sturbridge Village STURBRIDGE, Mass. (June 12, 2014):  Exploration of the Hersey Shop on the Hersey Family Farm in Hingham, Mass., has revealed a time capsule of the early and vibrant toymaking and coopering industry in New England. Hingham, Mass., known as “Bucket Town” due to...
Monday, June 9, 2014
The legacy of “Juneteenth” Stories of an "Amistad" captive and a slave-turned-dressmaker African oral traditions – storytelling and folklore Abolitionists Abby Kelly Foster and William Lloyd Garrison History of the first black public school (STURBRIDGE, Mass.) – June 9, 2014: Uplifting stories from African-American history will be presented June 21-22 during Black History Weekend at Old...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Dads Get Free Father’s Day Admission June 15 (STURBRIDGE, Mass.) – June 3, 2014: The sights and sounds of 19th-century popular art and music will come alive June 14-15 at Old Sturbridge Village as more than 50 singers, dancers, musicians, and artists perform during the museum’s annual Music & Art Weekend. All dads get free admission to the Village on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. Visitors...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Nearly 100 vintage autos arrive June 7 Horse-drawn carriages on display June 8 Free second-day admission (STURBRIDGE, Mass.) – May 22, 2014:  Vintage vehicles spanning more than 100 years of transportation history will roll into Old Sturbridge Village the weekend of June 7-8 as the museum celebrates its annual Antique Car Rally on Saturday, followed by the annual Antique Horse-Drawn Carriage...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A Pound of Cure:  Health Care in the 19th Century to be held May 31 (STURBRIDGE, Mass.) – May 13, 2014:  Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will explore and explain the many tools, techniques and remedies used in 19th century New England during OSV’s new A Pound of Cure:  Health Care in the 19th Century event on Saturday, May 31. Demonstrations will include the creation of poultices, teas,...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Three-day event to feature sheep shearing, sheepherding, spinning, wool dyeing (STURBRIDGE, MA) – May 8, 2014:  The sheep at Old Sturbridge Village will get their annual “haircuts” during "Wool Days" on Memorial Day Weekend May 24-26. Throughout the weekend, farmers will demonstrate 1830s-style sheep shearing and on Saturday, May 24, border collies will show off their skills at herding sheep....
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (April 29, 2014):  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC recently committed to support Old Sturbridge Village’s Educational Outreach Project in 2014, specifically to make the living history museum’s programming accessible to at-risk youth from the Boston area.  Wells Fargo Advisors LLC’s support was formally recognized during a visit to Old Sturbridge Village by Jim Connors, Managing...

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