Donor Events

Old Sturbridge Village hosts several special donor events throughout the year to honor those who play an important role in furthering the long term success and fiscal health of the Village and to make new friends for the Village.

Federalist Dinner

June 10, 2016
An exclusive appreciation dinner for members of the Village's Federalist Society. Learn more.

OSV Gala

September 16, 2017
Old Sturbridge Village's Gala is one of the museum’s largest and most important annual fundraising events, celebrating the museum’s patrons, members, and friends during a lively evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions, and celebration. Learn more.

President's Dinner & 1946 Circle

An exclusive appreciation event for members of the Village's Cornerstone Circle.  Our 2014 event included dinner at the Bullard Tavern followed by a classical music performance in the Meetinghouse. 

President's Award

An invitation-only annual dinner honoring a leading figure in the world of antiques collection and restoration.  Past honorees include Jane C. Nylander, Brock Jobe, Abbott Lowell Cummings, Ronald Bourgeault, Martha Hamilton and Jonathan Fairbanks.

Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award

February 16, 2018 - Honoring Norm Abram
Each year celebrated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns returns to Old Sturbridge Village, where he made his first film, to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the preservation of history through the arts. Past recipients include John Williams, Tom Brokaw, Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Laura Linney, and Cokie Roberts.