Friends' Day 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
Members Only

Old Sturbridge Village would like to invite you, our valued Members and Friends, to celebrate in a day full of exclusive members-only programming throughout the museum. Activities for the day will include special programs for members of all ages and the Annual Friends’ Day Meeting with the Village’s President and CEO Jim Donahue.  Upon arrival at the Visitor Center, don’t forget to pick up your complementary ticket to win Village-made prizes. The giveaway will be drawn during the Friends’ Day Meeting; winners must be present to receive their prize. Click here to download the Friends' Day Brochure and schedule of activities.

Friends' Day is also Members' Shopping Day – members will get 25% off in the Museum Store!


Enjoy a buffet luncheon at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Advanced registration is required; luncheon will be available at seating times of 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Please make reservations by clicking one of the times below:

Luncheon Menu:
Farmer’s Market Salad
Tomato Soup
Roasted Root Vegetables
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Rigatoni with Tomato & Basil
Yankee Pot Roast
Chicken Pot Pie
Apple Crisp
Coffee, Decaf, Tea, Iced Tea

Make reservations for 11:00 am
Make reservations for 12:00 pm


$5 per person

Hearth Cooking: Visit the Museum Education Center and try your hand at preparing a historic ‘receipt’ over an open hearth. Using tools made by the potter, tinsmith, and blacksmith, you will prepare little cakes (what we call cookies today) and mulled apple cider to enjoy together. Go home with a historic recipe booklet to recreate a 19th-century meal in your own kitchen.

Sign up for 10:30 am – 11:30 am SOLD OUT
Sign up for 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Printing and Writing: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a printing office? Try a 19th-century printing press and learn about setting type. You will also create a beautiful marbled paper that was often used for book covers and end papers, and practice writing with a quill pen.

Sign up for 10:30 am – 11:30 am SOLD OUT
Sign up for 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm SOLD OUT

Save the Date! Next Year Friends’ Day is on Saturday, May 19th 2018.

Make it a weekend! 

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