Field of Flags to Fund Free Military Admissions to Old Sturbridge Village

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flag donations sponsor free admission for active U.S. military and their families

(STURBRIDGE, MA) – May 17, 2012:  A favorite annual tradition at Old Sturbridge Village is the "planting" of a patriotic Field of Flags between Memorial Day and Independence Day to celebrate our nation's history.  This year, each donation to the Village's Field of Flags will sponsor a free visit to the museum for active members of the U.S. military and their families. For more information and details: 800-SEE-1830;

Each gift of $25 will not only sponsor a flag, but will also provide free admission to Old Sturbridge Village for an active member of the U.S. military and his or her immediate family (spouse, parents, and children under 18), beginning Memorial Day Weekend through the end of 2012.

"Imagine 5,000 flags fluttering in the breeze at the Village – that's our goal," said Jim Donahue, president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village. "Extending free military admission funded by our Field of Flags is one way we can honor the sacrifices of our military families – and give them a special outing together."

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates New England life in the 1830s and is one of the oldest and 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. For information: or call 800-733-1830.

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Ann Lindblad
VP Communications
Old Sturbridge Village


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