Children’s TV characters ‘Curious George’ and ‘Ruff Ruffman’ visit Old Sturbridge Village Sept. 22

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 addition, visitors to Old Sturbridge Village can meet OSV’s Heritage Breed animals (sheep, oxen, cows, pigs, and chickens), watch the printer, potter, blacksmith, and farmers at work, and ride the Village stagecoach. The day’s activities are also open to the general public with museum admission. For times and details: call 800-SEE-1830 or visit

Curious George, the WGBH-produced television series, is designed to inspire kids to explore science, math, and engineering in the world around them in a fun and entertaining way. Based on the best-selling Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey, the daily series expands George’s world to include a host of colorful characters and original locales, while maintaining the charm of the beloved books. Curious George airs weekdays on WGBH and WGBY at 8:00 a.m.

Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, Fetch! features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal animated host—a dog named Ruff Ruffman. The WGBH-produced series teaches children ages 6-10 about science in a fresh and unique way, as the cast takes on wild and wacky challenges inspired by a variety of themes surrounding scientific principles. Fetch! airs Monday through Thursday on WGBY at 5:00 p.m. and on WGBH at 5:30 p.m. For more information about these characters and WGBH and WGBY Kids Club offerings, visit or

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates New England life in the 1830s and is one of the largest living history museums in the country.  The museum is open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. seven days a week.  OSV offers free parking and a free return visit within 10 days. Admission: $24; seniors $22; children 3-17, $8; children 2 and under, free. Woo Card subscribers get $5 off adult daytime admission; college Woo cardholders receive $12 off adult daytime admission. For times and details of all OSV activities visit: or call 1-800-SEE-1830.

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Ann Lindblad
VP Communications
Old Sturbridge Village

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