Dads Get Free Father’s Day Admission June 15
(STURBRIDGE, Mass.) – June 3, 2014: The sights and sounds of 19th-century popular art and music will come alive June 14-15 at Old Sturbridge Village as more than 50 singers, dancers, musicians, and artists perform during the museum’s annual Music & Art Weekend. All dads get free admission to the Village on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. Visitors can learn to play 1830s-style tin whistles, hear the Village’s antique pipe organ, and see rare antique instruments from the museum’s collection, many of which are rarely seen or heard by the public. For information: www.osv.org; 800-SEE-1830.
Visitors can have silhouettes cut of their profiles and learn how silhouetting is done. OSV historians will demonstrate sketching, theorem painting, botanical watercolors, and will portray a 19th-century itinerant artist instructing students in an art salon typical of the time period. The Old Sturbridge Village Singers will perform on Saturday, June 14, and the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers will perform on Sunday, June 15. Visitors can learn how to dance 1830s-style and hear early American songs and stories throughout the weekend. Craftsman Mike Potsaid, who makes antique guitar reproductions, will be on hand to describe how luthiers make these fine stringed instruments and will show examples of his work.
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. For information: www.osv.org or call 800-733-1830.
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