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Friday, March 1, 2013
(STURBRIDGE, MA) -  February 28, 2013: Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will demonstrate maple sugar making at the Village’s own working “Sugar Camp” from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays each weekend in March.  Visitors can see the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off,” and will learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in...
Friday, February 22, 2013
Nipmuck flute maker and musician Hawk Henries; Algonkian storytelling and winter fashions with Indian Doctress Molly Geet; Native American food and craft demonstrations (STURBRIDGE, MA) - Feb. 22, 2013: Some of New England's most noted authorities on Native American folkways, food, music, and crafts will gather at Old Sturbridge Village March 2-3 for the museum's first annual Native...
Monday, February 4, 2013
Civil War reenactors from the famous Massachusetts 54th Regiment; The story of “Amistad" captive Sarah Margru; Former slave turned couturier Elizabeth Keckly African oral tradition – storytelling and folklore (STURBRIDGE, MA) - Feb. 4, 2013: Some of the most inspiring stories from African-American history will be celebrated during Black History Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village Feb. 23-24...
Monday, January 28, 2013
Washington's Birthday Ball, indoor crafts, and outdoor winter fun; Free admission for all named “George” and “Martha” Feb. 16-18; Performance of “Love Letters" with John & Abigail Adams Feb. 17 STURBRIDGE, MA) - Jan. 28, 2013: Parents will find it easy to keep the kids busy during School Vacation Week Feb. 16-24 at Old Sturbridge Village, which is offering a wide range of outdoor winter...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Chocolate-making demonstrations, birth of America's Valentine industry explored STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the history of Valentines in America and demonstrate old-fashioned chocolate-making with "Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines," a weekend program set for Saturday and Sunday Feb. 9-10. Antique Valentines will be on display, and...
Monday, January 14, 2013
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2013) – Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the nostalgia, romance and grace of gliding over the snow in horse-drawn sleighs at its annual Antique Sleigh Rally set for Sat. February 2. Vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horses – from tiny miniature horses to giant Clydesdales – will converge on the Village for the sleigh rally, which begins at 11:00 a.m. Drivers will...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Kids get free admission in January Old fashioned ice harvesting and the history of ice skating Sledding, sleigh rides, and fireside magic shows (Sturbridge, MA) January 8, 2013 — Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will demonstrate harvesting one of early New England’s most important cash crops – ice – Saturday and Sunday Jan. 26-27 as part of the museum’s annual “Fire & Ice Days”...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Free admission for children extends through Jan. 31, 2013 Indoor crafts and performances, plus sledding, skating, and outdoor fun (STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Old Sturbridge Village is celebrating the season by offering free admission for children starting Dec. 26 for school vacation week and extending through Jan. 31, 2013. During this time, all kids age 17 and younger get free...
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Celebration of favorite holiday traditions, music, and food Nine evening events set for December 7-9; 14-16; 21-23 STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Nov. 18, 2012): Like a holiday card come to life, each December Old Sturbridge Village transforms itself into a magical candlelit 19th-century village for its popular "Christmas by Candlelight" celebrations. As visitors stroll through the village, they can hear...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fallon Community Health Plan sponsors sold-out event (Sturbridge, Mass.) November 14, 2012 – NBC News Special Correspondent and award-winning author Tom Brokaw 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 the living history museum on Tuesday, November 27. The sold-out event is...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
OSV names its educational facility the Country Bank Education Center (Sturbridge, Mass.) Oct. 31, 2012 – Continuing a longtime commitment to education, Country Bank President Paul Scully announced that the bank has pledged $500,000 to Old Sturbridge Village to support educational programs at the museum. In thanks for the bank's generosity, Old Sturbridge Village President Jim Donahue has...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Award-winning writer John Powers debuts OSV Distinguished Speakers Series STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Oct. 25, 2012): Sportswriter John Powers, co-author of the 100th anniversary commemorative book, Fenway Park: The Coolest, Cruelest and Longest Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America, will speak in the Stephen M. Brewer Theater at Old Sturbridge Village on Thursday, Nov. 8, launching the...
Sunday, October 21, 2012
An Evening of Illumination at Old Sturbridge Village Nov. 10 STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Oct. 21, 2012): Old Sturbridge Village is offering free admission to veterans, active military personnel and their families (up to 6 people) on Veterans Day, Sunday Nov. 11. Special programs will highlight the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Youngsters get an opportunity to drill with toy muskets directed by a...
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Fall foliage, cider-making, vegetable harvesting, grain threshing, and more (Sturbridge, Mass.) Oct. 2, 2012– Fall harvest time in early New England was an important time of year when farm families worked hard to put away enough food to last until the following summer. During Harvest Days weekend October 20-21 at Old Sturbridge Village, visitors can take part in all of the activities of an old-...
Friday, September 21, 2012
Opening day highlight: OSV Collectors' Forum for scholars and collectors (Sturbridge, Mass.) Sept. 21, 2012: Old Sturbridge Village historians will explore the changing world of children in the early 1800s with a new exhibit, A Child's World: Childhood in 19th-Century New England, on display October 13 through Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. For the first time, nearly 150 rare children's toys,...
Thursday, September 6, 2012
WGBH and WGBY members get free OSV admission (Sturbridge, Mass.) Sept. 6, 2012 – Old Sturbridge Village will host a PBS Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, 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 children's TV characters Curious George and Ruff Ruffman. In...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Cider-making; plowing, cow milking demonstrations; Home Gardening Exhibit (Sturbridge, Mass.) Sept. 4, 2012 – Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the coming of fall with an old-fashioned Agricultural Exhibition celebrating heirloom vegetables, and historical farming techniques Saturday and Sunday Sept. 15-16. Visitors can try their hands at plowing behind the Village oxen, watch a plowing match...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Military music has a long and stirring tradition (Sturbridge, Mass.) Aug. 27, 2012 – Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the rich tradition of military music with a "Drummer's Call" event showcasing many of New England's premier Fife and Drum corps. Visitors can learn about the important role musicians played in the daily lives of early New England soldiers. After a grand procession and...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Highland Street Foundation sponsors “Free Fun Friday” at OSV (Sturbridge, Mass.) August 17, 2012: Free admission to Old Sturbridge Village is offered to all on Friday, Aug. 24, part of the Free Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation in Newton, MA. Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that opens the doors to some of the best cultural institutions in Massachusetts...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Focus on classic games of early New England (Sturbridge, Mass.) Aug. 13, 2012 – Families flock to Old Sturbridge over Labor Day weekend to give a last salute to summer and enjoy an old-fashioned "Family Fun Days" celebration 1830s style. Guests can ride in the stagecoach, take a boat ride on the Quinebaug River, and enjoy classic early 19th-century games like tug-of-war (called French and...