Daily Schedule

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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)
10:00-12:00  Discover the Historic Method of
            Stone Ground Chocolate Processing
           
(in the Bullard Tavern Great Room)
10:00-12:00  Make a Valentine Ornament
                     
(in the Fitch House)
10:00-1:00  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
           Countryside
          
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
10:00-3:00  Making 1830s Hot Chocolate
                   
(in the Parsonage)
10:30-12:00  Learn About Esther Howland,
              Inventor of the American Valentine
              Industry
(in the Fitch House)
10:30  The Peddler Returns to Towne
           
(in the Bullard Tavern)
11:30  A Little Traveling Music
          
(in the Bullard Tavern)
1:00-3:00  Discover the Historic Method of Stone
                  Ground Chocolate Processing
                 
(in the Bullard Tavern Great Room)
1:00-3:30  Make a Valentine Ornament
                  (in the Fitch House)
1:00-4:00  A Printer at Work
                
(in the Printing Office)
1:00  Tour of the Towne House
1:30-3:00  Learn About Esther Howland, Inventor
                  of the American Valentine Industry
                 
(in the Fitch House)
2:00  The Married & the Dead & Other 19th
         Century News Stories You Might Have
         Missed
(in the Towne House)
2:30-3:50  Horse-Drawn Ride around the
         Countryside
        
(pick up near the Asa Knight Store)
3:00  A Little Traveling Music
        
(in the 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
9:30-4:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common) Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, beverages & village made crafts.
10:00-1:30  Oliver Wight Tavern
Serving Sunday Brunch Buffet
10:00-3:30  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.
10:00-4:30  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.

Upcoming Events
Maple Days
March 3 – 4, 2018
March 10 – 11, 2018
March 17 – 18, 2018
March 24 – 25, 2018

For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way.  Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp. See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to "sugaring off," and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England. Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village’s Freeman Farm. In addition, the potter and cooper will be making maple related items. 

Become an OSV Member and Enjoy Daytime Admission all year!
Benefits of Membership:

Free, unlimited daytime admission to Old Sturbridge Village • 25% discount on guest admission •
10% discount at museum shops and food service locations • Discounts on select fee-based programs • Exclusive member-only events and specials• Discounted lodging at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.
Visit www.osv.org/members for more information!