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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Talk to feature Philbrick’s latest book, Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution STURBRIDGE, Mass. (April 15, 2014) – Award-winning and bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss his latest book, Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution at Old Sturbridge Village on Monday, May 5 as part of the Village’s OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Keep the kids busy with family-friendly fun throughout school vacation week   STURBRIDGE, Mass. (April 2, 2014) Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors plenty of springtime fun during its Patriots’ Day celebration on April 21 and School Vacation Week activities April 19-27.  On Patriots’ Day, OSV will celebrate with a muster of the militia, fife and drum performances, and much more. Throughout...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 26, 2014):  Southbridge Savings Bank of Southbridge, Mass. has committed to a multi-year investment to support the Blacksmith Shop at Old Sturbridge Village through the Village’s Adopt-a-Building program. Southbridge Savings Bank’s support was recently celebrated formally at the Village, with representatives from the bank visiting the Blacksmith Shop to work with OSV’s...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 25, 2014):  Old Sturbridge Village President and CEO James E. Donahue today announced three recent additions to the staff at one of the largest living history museums in the nation. Tina Krasnecky, of Sturbridge, Mass., has been named Vice President of Finance at Old Sturbridge Village.  Ms. Krasnecky has over 30 years of financial experience, including her most recent...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 20, 2014) – Author and historic decorative painter Linda Lefko will discuss the history of New England wall murals, and in particular, mural artist Rufus Porter, during “Painted Walls of New England” at Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, April 26 as part of the Village’s OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series.  Lefko will also demonstrate wall mural art techniques...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 19, 2014) – Old Sturbridge Village is hosting a full-day Woodworking Forum focused on the techniques of 19th-century cabinetmaker Nathan Lombard and his contemporaries on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum will also feature a special presentation during lunch from Old Sturbridge Village trustee Norm Abram, host of “The New Yankee Workshop” and master...
Friday, March 14, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 14, 2014) – Native American culture and history will be celebrated during Old Sturbridge Village’s Native American Weekend to be held on March 29 and 30. The event will include demonstrations, performances, and talks by some of New England’s foremost experts in Native American food, music, and crafts throughout the weekend. Kids also get in free during Native American...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 6, 2014) – Gardening tips, techniques and strategies for success will be featured at an upcoming Garden Workshop at Old Sturbridge Village on March 22.  The workshop, designed for the beginning-to-intermediate home gardener, offers tips for starting a first vegetable garden or improving the quality of an existing backyard vegetable garden.  The workshop will be held from...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 5, 2014) – Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-themed weekend of song, stories and history during its Celtic Celebration weekend March 15-16.  Daytime activities include Irish music, step dancing, stories and more.  The Irish band Full Gael will also perform a Celtic music concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday March 15 (Not included with OSV...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Feb. 25, 2014) – Historical fiction writer Sally Cabot Gunning will speak at Old Sturbridge Village on March 6, as part of the OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series. The presentation will focus on Cabot Gunning’s latest book, Benjamin Franklin's Bastard, which brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution—the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Feb. 18, 2014) – The history of New England’s maple industry will be featured during Old Sturbridge Village’s Maple Days celebrations, to be held on four consecutive weekends starting March 1-2 .  The Village’s costumed historians will demonstrate the maple sugaring process of the early 19th-century at a working sugar camp, show how maple sugaring has changed over the years...
Friday, February 14, 2014
The event was canceled earlier in the month due to a lack of snow Kids get in free at OSV on weekends through March 30, including the Antique Sleigh Rally STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Feb. 14, 2014) – More than 20 horse-drawn sleighs will compete in the Antique Sleigh Rally at Old Sturbridge Village rescheduled for Saturday, February 22.  The event had to be canceled earlier in the month due to a lack of...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Washington's Birthday Ball and visits from Ulysses S. Grant and John Adams Feb. 15–17 Kids get in free at OSV on weekends through March 30, including Presidents’ Day STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Feb. 5, 2014) – An 1830s-style tribute to George Washington during Presidents’ Day Weekend and more than 50 things to see and do will be offered at Old Sturbridge Village during February School Vacation Week,...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  Birth of America's valentine industry in Worcester, Mass. to be featured   STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2014) – Old-fashioned chocolate making, the birth of America’s valentine industry, a display of antique valentines, and valentine-making will highlight Old Sturbridge Village’s “Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines” celebration on the weekend of February 8–9.  The two-day event features a...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Caption: Old Sturbridge Village President and CEO James E. Donahue.Photo Credit: Erika Sidor Old Sturbridge Village Trustees Extend the Contract of President and CEO James E. Donahue STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 22, 2014) – The Old Sturbridge Village Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously to extend the contract of the museum’s president and chief executive officer, James E. Donahue, of...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Kids get in free at OSV on weekends through March 30, including the Antique Sleigh Rally STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Over 20 horse-drawn sleighs and a record number of participants from throughout New England and New York will be featured at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual Antique Sleigh Rally on Saturday, February 1.  The vintage sleighs will be pulled by a variety of horses and compete...
Thursday, January 9, 2014
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 9, 2014):  Five new getaway packages are being offered at Old Sturbridge Village this winter, featuring overnight stays at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges and a variety of historic dining and entertainment options. Old Sturbridge Village is one of the largest living history museums in the nation, celebrating life in early New England from 1790 – 1840....
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Kids get in free at OSV on weekends through March 30, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 9, 2014) – Old Sturbridge Village will feature storyteller and museum educator Tammy Denease, portraying “Mum Bett”, during the Village’s celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 20.  As part of its Kids Free on Winter Weekends promotion, the Village will...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Photo Caption:  Old Sturbridge Village celebrates a multi-year investment in two key museum exhibits by Hometown Insurance Center of Sturbridge and E.J. Stochaj Insurance Agency of Dudley at a recent event.  The two agencies are supporting the KidStory Gallery and, through the Adopt-a-Building program, the District Schoolhouse.  Pictured from L to R:  OSV Interpreter Erica Hout,  Richard G....
Monday, December 16, 2013
Contact:   Ann Lindblad: 508-347-0323; 508-886-2689 cellalindblad@osv.org www.osv.org Keep the Kids Busy: School Vacation Week at Old Sturbridge Village Dec. 26-Jan. 5, 2014 Indoor and outdoor fun: sleigh rides, sledding, crafts, puppets and magic show (STURBRIDGE, MA) -  Dec. 16, 2013:  Historians and educators at Old Sturbridge Village are planning lots of indoor and outdoor activities to...