Mother's Day

Old Sturbridge Village offers FREE Admission to all mothers on Mother’s Day, courtesy of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Family events are planned throughout the day, including a demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances.  Visit with 19th-century midwife Lucy Tucker and Lydia Maria Child, author of The Mother's Book.  

Maple Days

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.

Fixing an infinite loop error

If you are trying to link to a page from 2 or more other pages, and get an "oops, looks like you are trying to create an infinite loop. We do not allow that. We are a professional website."  Go to the page you want to link to, choose edit, and go to the bottom "Redirects" section, delete the redirects, and then relink the page. 

Using SM mark

We should use the "SM" mark after Old Sturbridge, except when refering to Old Sturbridge Village or Old Sturbridge, Inc. To do this follow the directions below:

1) Switch to plain text mode and input ℠ wherever you want that symbol. That is the HTML entity code for displaying that symbol.


2) (When logged in) go to and copy the symbol from that page. You can then paste it into any WYSIWYG. This might be easier for people.

When Closed for Inclement Weather

Change the homepage slideshow:

  • When logged in to the site, click Edit on one of the rotating large images.
  • Go to the Revisions tab
  • Find the Revision marked "For use when closed for inclement weather" (dated 6/25/2013) and click Revert
  • The title text now reads "We plan to resume our regular schedule tomorrow" -  if we believe that this isn't the case, change the title field.
  • When we re-open, go back to the Revisions tab and chose the most recent version of the image to revert to.


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