Daily Schedule

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TODAY AT OSV * Daily Events are Subject to Change
Throughout the Day:
         ●Ongoing Demonstrations-  in
         the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop
9:30-12:00   A Shoemaker at Work
                   (in the Shoe Shop)
10:00-1:00 Horse-Drawn Ride through the
            Countryside
           
(pick up in front of the Knight Store)
10:00  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the
           Center Village
(meets outside the Center
           Meetinghouse)
10:00  Sawmill Demonstration
10:00  Milking Demonstration
          
(at the Freeman Farm)
10:30  Flag Raising & History of the Flag
          
(on the Common)
11:00  Tour: Highlights from the Old Sturbridge
           Village Research Library
          
(meets in the Visitor Center)
11:00  A Guided Introductory Tour Around the
           Center Village
(meets outside the Center
           Meetinghouse)
11:00  Gristmill Demonstration
11:00  Bone Rattling Tales
          
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  The Singing School Practices for the Fall
           Concert
(in the Parsonage Barn)
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
12:30  The Singing School Presents the Fall
           Concert
(in the Parsonage Barn)
1:00-4:00  Quinebaug River Boat Ride
                 
($3 Fee, 3 & Under Free, 15 minute ride)
                  (at the dock by Vermont Covered Bridge)
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work
                 
(in the Printing Office)
1:00   Musket Firing Demonstration
          
(by the Bullard Tavern)
1:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:00  A Tour of the Towne House
1:30  The Singing School Presents the Fall
          Concert
(in the Parsonage Barn)
1:30  Water Power Tour (meets at the Carding Mill)
2:00-4:00  Yarn Sewing: Making Worked Mittens,
          Footstools, & Hearthrugs
(in the Parsonage)
2:00  Bone Rattling Tales
        
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00  Sawmill Demonstration
2:30-4:50  Horse-Drawn Ride through the
            Countryside
           
(pick up in front of the Knight Store)
3:00  Your Day in Court
        
(in the Parsonage Barn)
3:00  Gristmill Demonstration
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
3:30  Milking Demonstration
        
(at the Freeman Farm)
4:00  Sawmill Demonstration

Today in the Center Meetinghouse:
Haunted by History: A Phantasmagoria
Conjuring Spirits from New England's Past!

Times:

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Location: Center Meetinghouse

Cost: Included with Regular Admission to the Museum (As always, members get in free!)

Old Sturbridge Village presents Haunted by History: A Phantasmagoria, October 18-29, 2017 during the Village's regular open hours. Guests gather outside The Center Meetinghouse where they meet Dr. Lantornia, a mysterious showman who promises them he can conjure spirits from New England's past in his "Phantasmagoria." He leads them into the darkened meeting house, where they participate in a séance, encountering the ghosts of several New England figures who died in the 19th century with unfinished business, including abolitionist writer Lydia Maria Childs, millionaire industrialist Samuel Colt, decorated naval officer Commodore Mathew Perry, Zerah "The Human Calculator" Colburn and prison reform activist Dorothea Dix. The séance goes awry when we find out all is not as it seems and Dr. Lantornia has ulterior motives

RIDE THE HARTFORD & WORCESTER STAGE
Travel around the Common in our reproduction early
19th-century stagecoach and get a feel for early
New England travel.
Tickets Sold in the Visitor Center & the Miner Grant Store $3 fee, 3 & Under Free
(Seating is limited, no food or beverage on the stage
and operation is weather dependent.)
10:00-12:00 & 1:30-4:50 Ride the Stagecoach
(pick up outside Bullard Tavern)

THE ENVIRONMENTAL POINT OF VIEW
River Walk is open (entrance near the Sawmill)
Woodland Walk is open
         
(entrance near the Graveyard)
Pasture Walk is open
          
(entrance behind the Freeman Farm)
Also, see an exhibit in the Quinebaug Bridge about the important role rivers played in early New England life.

DINING & SHOPPING
9:30-5:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common) Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, beverages & village made crafts.
10:00-4:30  Village Café
Serving coffee, baked goods, and grab & go sandwiches.
11:00-3:00  Bullard Tavern
(on the Ground Floor)  We have a wide array of lunch options available.
11:30-3:00  Oliver Wight Tavern Tap Room
Serving Modern & Period Fare
10:00-5:30  Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

NEW EXHIBIT - Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England
Located across from the Blacksmith Shop

From coffins and chairs to clock cases and chests of drawers, 19th century cabinetmakers in rural New England produced a wide variety of objects, both every-day and exceptional, using a range of techniques and tools. Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England is an exhibition dedicated to early 19th century cabinetmaking in rural New England. Centered on three main themes – form, process, and people – the exhibition will examine the tools, products, and livelihoods of rural cabinetmakers in the early 19th century.