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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Expert on the Star-Spangled Banner and patriotic music featured in museum's Distinguished Speaker Series STURBRIDGE, Mass. (September 26, 2013): Early American music historian David Hildebrand, director of the Colonial Music Institute, will discuss the history of the Star-Spangled Banner at Old Sturbridge Village on Thursday, October 3 as part of the Village's continuing OSV Overseers'...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
New Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village Debuts October 19 (STURBRIDGE, MA) – September 27, 2013: This fall Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the life of acclaimed Massachusetts cabinetmaker Nathan Lombard (1777-1847) with a new exhibit, Delightfully Designed—The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard, on display October 19, 2013 through May 4, 2014. The OSV exhibit represents the largest reunion...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Delightfully Designed: Massachusetts Decorative Furniture Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard, with a day-long Collectors' Forum on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring noted scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and enthusiasts. The Forum will explore Nathan Lombard's story,...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
An unprecedented collaboration uniting 11 institutions to celebrate the imagination and ingenuity of Massachusetts furniture making, including: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Concord Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Historic Deerfield, Historic New England, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, North Bennet Street School, Old Sturbridge Village, Peabody Essex Museum,...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Preserving the local harvest with cider-making, corn shelling, harvesting honey, and more (Sturbridge, Mass.) Oct. 7, 2013 – Where does our food come from?  Many modern supermarket shoppers don't give it a thought, but visitors to Old Sturbridge Village's "From Field to Table" weekend Oct. 19-20 will see firsthand how important locally-grown foods were in early New England – and how much work...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Apple-picking 1830s-style; heirloom apple tasting, cider-making, and more   (STURBRIDGE, MA) -  September 18, 2013: 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 weekend Oct. 5-6. Visitors can taste nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties, help the...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Free admission for WGBH and WGBY members Adults 55+ Save 50% in September (Sturbridge, Mass.) Sept. 17, 2012 – Old Sturbridge Village will host a PBS Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, with free admission for members of public broadcasting stations WGBH-Boston and WGBY-Springfield (up to two adults and two children per member), and appearances by favorite WGBH children's TV characters...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Hayrides, bonfire, barn dance, music, and more (STURBRIDGE, MA) -  September 11, 2013: Old Sturbridge Village continues its celebration of autumn with a traditional evening Harvest Party on Saturday, Sept. 21, complete with horse-drawn hayrides, a bonfire on the Common, an old-fashioned barn dance, live music, and the annual lighting of the Village's 24-foot-high brick kiln to fire more than...
Friday, September 6, 2013
Ox teams compete in plowing matches; Home Gardening Exhibit Adults 55+ get half price admission and extra discounts in September (STURBRIDGE, MA) -  September 6, 2013:  Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the fall harvest season with an old-fashioned Agricultural Exhibition Sept. 14-15 featuring heirloom vegetables and historical farming techniques. Visitors can take a turn at plowing behind the...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Grandparents Get Free OSV Admission on Sept. 8 Seniors Save 50% during Senior Month in September (Sturbridge, Mass.) Aug. 26, 2012 – Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the rich tradition of military music with a "Drummers’ Call" fife and drum corps muster on Saturday, Sept. 7. Visitors can learn about the important role musicians played in the daily lives of early New England soldiers....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan is event sponsor (STURBRIDGE, MA) – July 23, 2013: - Award-winning composer John Williams will receive the annual "Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award" from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Old Sturbridge Village following a dinner in his honor at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15 at the living history museum. The event is sponsored by Fallon Community Health Plan....
Friday, July 12, 2013
Price break sponsored by Southbridge Credit Union   (STURBRIDGE, MA) -  July 12, 2013: On Friday, July 26, Old Sturbridge Village is offering the second of three "$5 Fridays" and will roll back its admission prices to just $5 for all visitors. The special price discount is made possible by Southbridge Credit Union, which will also sponsor another $5 Friday at OSV on August 23.  The special one-...
Monday, July 8, 2013
Firefighters get 50% off admission at Fire & Ice Celebration Antique fire engines, bucket brigades, chili contest, vintage ice cream making   Firefighters get half-price admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, July 20 for the museum's annual vintage fireman's muster, "Fire & Ice Day." Antique fire trucks, including early hand-pumpers and a rare 1921 Stuz fire truck, will...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
  Price break first of three sponsored by Southbridge Credit Union   (STURBRIDGE, MA) -  June 9, 2013: On Friday, June 28, Old Sturbridge Village is offering the first of three "$5 Fridays" and will roll back its admission prices to just $5 for all visitors. The special price discount is made possible by Southbridge Credit Union, which will also sponsor two other $5 Fridays at OSV on July 26...
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Dads get free admission on Father's Day June 16   (STURBRIDGE, MA) – June 3, 2013: More than 50 singers, dancers, musicians and artists will gather at Old Sturbridge Village to bring 19th-century cultural arts to life as part of the museum's annual Music & Art weekend June 15-16.  On Father's Day, June 16 dads get free OSV admission and will receive a free Village-made pottery flask (while...
Monday, May 13, 2013
More than 50 vintage cars on display June 1 Horse-drawn carriages arrive June 2 Free second-day admission   (STURBRIDGE, MA) – May 13, 2013:  Old Sturbridge Village will go from chrome to carriages as it highlights an array of antique vehicles, starting with the museum's third annual Antique Car Rally on Saturday, June 1, followed by the second annual OSV Horse-Drawn Carriage Rally on...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
OSV sheep get fleeced Sheep shearing, sheep herding, wool dyeing Free admission for U.S. military and families (STURBRIDGE, MA) – May 8, 2013:  The sheep at Old Sturbridge Village will be a little cooler after getting their annual “haircuts” during "Wool Days" on Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27. OSV farmers will demonstrate sheep shearing 1830s-style throughout the weekend, and Border Collies...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Heirloom tomato plants given to museum visitors while supplies last (STURBRIDGE, MA) – April 29, 2013:  Free heirloom tomato plants will be given to Old Sturbridge Village visitors on Saturday, May 18 to celebrate the start of the gardening season. The free tomato plants, grown by OSV horticulturists, include popular varieties from the 1830s: Brandywine, Yellow Pear, and Large Red. (The tomato...
Monday, April 1, 2013
Co-author of best-seller - Francona: The Red Sox Years - featured in museum's Distinguished Speakers Series STURBRIDGE, Mass. (April 1, 2013): Award-winning Boston Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy, co-author of the new book, Francona: The Red Sox Years, will speak at Old Sturbridge Village on Thursday, April 25, as part of the Village's continuing OSV Overseers' Distinguished Speaker Series....
Monday, March 25, 2013
Historical Patriots' Day Celebration set for April 15 A Child's World Exhibit and Discovery Adventures (STURBRIDGE, MA) – March 25, 2013:  Newborn lambs, including a set of twins, have already arrived at Old Sturbridge Village, with more expected in the days and weeks to come.  The lambs' arrival is a sure sign of spring – and is good news for children eager to meet them during school...