Old Sturbridge Village Offers $5 Admission Fri. July 26

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-day $5 price applies to adults, seniors and youth ages 3-17 (children 2 and under are free), but does not apply to educational groups of 10 or more. For details: 800-SEE-1830; www.osv.org.

The $5 Friday pricing represents a costs savings of nearly 80% off the regular adult museum admission price of $24.  Normal daytime admission for seniors is $22, and normal youth admission is $8.

"Sponsoring these $5 Fridays at OSV is one way Southbridge Credit Union can give back to the community, help to offset today's high gas prices, and to make the Village more accessible for families on a budget," said Jeff Davenport, President/CEO of SCU, which donated $10,000 to the Village to fund the $5 Friday events.

Southbridge Credit Union, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has 13,000 members, 55 employees, and has offices in Sturbridge, Auburn, and Southbridge, Massachusetts, including a student-operated branch at Southbridge High School.

July is an especially popular time to visit Old Sturbridge Village because summer activities are in full swing, with daily stagecoach and boat rides, interactive crafts, fishing in the Millpond and traditional games on the Common – old-fashioned "base ball" and tug-of-war, which was called "French and English" in the early 1800s. 

In addition, the Village offers all of its signature craft demonstrations, and guests can see the printer, shoemaker, potter, blacksmith and "tinners" at work. OSV has 40 antique buildings, including three water-powered mills and a working farm. Visitors can meet the Village's heritage breed animals, and tour one of its five gardens, which have heirloom herbs, vegetables, and flowers in bloom.

Old Sturbridge Village is one of the country's oldest and largest living history museums, celebrating life in early New England from 1790-1840. The Village offers free parking and is open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. For times and details of all OSV activities visit: www.osv.org or call 1-800-SEE-1830.

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