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The town of Sturbridge Massachusetts was founded in 1738 and is located in south central Massachusetts in Worcester County.

Sturbridge is well known for being the home of Old Sturbridge Village which was created to interpret the look of life in the early 1800s. Another charming part of town is the Town Common which is currently included in the National Historic District.

Homes as well as public buildings were built in the late 17th to early 18th century and have been outstandingly maintained to the point that they are very near to their original condition.

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Textile Weekend
This weekend offers a rare glimpse into the Village's textile collection.

Visitors can enjoy tours of the collection and take part in hands-on activities.

Previous textile events have focused on quilting, needlework, 19th-century fashion accessories, weaving and spinning.

For details: 800-733-1830; or you can visit www.osv.org

When: Aug 16, 2014 12 AM to Aug 17, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00 )
Redcoats and Rebels
Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest military re-enactment in New England with more than 1,000 actors portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, French, and American Colonial troops.

From August 2-3 the air around OSV will be filled with musket and cannon smoke, and the sounds of mock battles taking place.

On Saturday, the museum will remain open until 8:00 p.m. We hope you'll take the opportunity of this "Twilight Encampment" to mingle with the troops around their campfires.

For more details, you can visit www.osv.org.

When: Aug 2, 2014 12 AM to Aug 3, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00 )
Family Fun Days
Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1.

Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war).

Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or watch a toy fire-balloon flight.

Other shows include 19th century magic with Bob Olson, the Old Sturbridge Village Singers, and the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers.

When: Aug 30, 2014 12 AM to Sep 1, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00 )
Music and Art Weekend
Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Father's Day by extending free admission to all fathers on June 15.

The weekend of June 14-15 highlights 19th century popular music and art.

Over 50 singers, dancers, musicians, and artists will converge on OSV to showcase their talents.

Visitors will be able to take in the sounds of fifes, drums, and even a performance on the Village's antique pipe organ.

Artists will exhibit sketching and painting methods from the 1830s.

Visitors can learn 19th dance moves, or how to play a tune on a tin whistle.

When: Jun 14, 2014 12 AM to Jun 15, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00 )
Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village
The sheep get their yearly shearing starting on May 24 through May 26 at Old Sturbridge Village.

In order to shear the sheep however, they must be herded first.

Fortunately for OSV, David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm (NH) and his border collies will be on site to help.

Sheepherding demonstrations will be scheduled regularly throughout the day.

Costumed historians will demonstrate the process of wool textiles from scouring and carding to spinning and knitting.

Attempt to card the wool by hand, and then see how much faster the old-fashioned Village carding mill can get the job done.

Test your history knowledge at our textile exhibit, or even pick up the 'ole lumber and play some 1830s "base ball."

When: May 24, 2014 12 AM to May 26, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 May 2014 00 )
Spring Break at OSV
Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th century New England on the cusp of seasonal change.

The plants are blooming, and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the lambs).

The crafts center is open daily, see musket demonstrations, make a tin candleholder, or even dip candles yourself.

The week is full of activities, games, and demonstrations by costumed interpreters.

The combinations are endless, so we hope you spend your vacation with OSV!

When: Apr 19, 2014 12 AM to Apr 27, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00 )
Agricultural Exhibition at Old Sturbridge Village
The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders.

It's in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition, which will take place September 13-14.

Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques, and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village's team of oxen.

OSV will also be showcasing heritage breed farm animals and heirloom vegetables.

When: Sep 13, 2014 12 AM to Sep 14, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00 )
From Field to Table Weekend at OSV
Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the backdrop to this unique and industrious time of year.

OSV invites visitors to learn firsthand about all the hard work that went into an 1830s fall harvest: try digging at potatoes, threshing grain, husking corn, and pressing apple cider.

When: Oct 18, 2014 12 AM to Oct 19, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00 )
Apple Days
Old Sturbridge Village presents a weekend full of apple-related activities including apple picking, orchard tours, and cider-making at the ox-powered cider mill.

You can try tasting heirloom apple varieties, pressing your own cider, and making apple-themed crafts.

Members are welcome to put their finest baking to the test in the apple pie contest.

When: Oct 4, 2014 12 AM to Oct 5, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00 )
Friends/Members Day at Old Sturbridge Village
September 27 is Friends' Day at Old Sturbridge Village.

Our appreciation for our members goes beyond a single day, but we'd like to set aside a day to recognize and thank our members for all the support they give OSV.

Members will enjoy special programs throughout the day, as well as receiving two admission passes to share with friends on future visits.

When: Sep 27, 2014 12 AM to Sep 27, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00 )
Fire and Ice Day
Firefighters get half-price admission on July 19 for the throwback fireman's muster.

See demonstrations of antique hand-pump fire trucks, and watch the fire truck parade around the Common.

And to cool off, costumed historians will be making ice cream the old-fashioned way, including vintage flavors such as gooseberry, parmesan, and asparagus (yes, asparagus!).

The fifth annual chili contest will give visitors a chance to sample the fare from local restaurants including The Publick House, Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Zorba's Pizzeria and Tavern, Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, and OSV's own Oliver Wight Tavern and Bullard Tavern.

When: Jul 19, 2014 12 AM to Jul 19, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00 )
Independence Day Celebration & Evening Fireworks
Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the birth of our nation on July 4 with a full day of festivities including a patriotic citizen's procession, a reading of the Declaration of Independence (you can even sign a giant reproduction of the document), 1830s-style "base-ball," as well as OSV's other regular activities.

Finally, the day will conclude with one of the area's largest displays of fireworks.

Food and beverage, including beer and wine, are available for purchase so that you can enjoy a picnic on the Village Common.

When: Jul 4, 2014 12 AM to Jul 4, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00 )
From Field to Table Weekend
When: Oct 18, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09 )
Apple Days
When: Oct 4, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09 )
Friends' Day
When: Sep 27, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09 )
The Agricultural Exhibition

The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It’s in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition, which will take place September 13-14. Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques, and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village’s team of oxen. OSV will also be showcasing heritage breed farm animals and heirloom vegetables.



When: Sep 13, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09 )
Home School Day

Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for children to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way.

We recommend that you allow for up to three hours to visit the Village, in addition to any scheduled hands-on studios. If time permits, consider making a quick craft in the Hands-on Crafts Center; $5-10 per activity (first come, first served); some age and safety restrictions apply.

Read more about our Home School program and check back for specific activities as this event approaches. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Sep 10, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09 )
Nauticats
April 24-26, 2015
Nauticats
Showhall:Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA  01566

Info:Donna Madison, nauticat@maine.rr.com
Hotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393



When: Apr 24, 2015 12 AM to Apr 26, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00 )
April Adventures: Little House in the Village

Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder beloved Little House series will be delighted with our two April vacation Discovery Adventures!  In costume, children ages 6-17 will try some of the activities, chores, and food right out of their favorite books.  We'll also explore the similarities and differences between 1830s New England and Laura's world in the 1870s.

Little House in the Village on April 23-25 will delve into Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie with children churning butter, casting musket balls, making cornmeal cakes, and even meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder herself!

Join us for this exciting new Discovery Adventures, or for our April 21-22 program Farmer Boy in the Village, as we bring the Little House series to life. Better yet, book both programs for a five day adventure. Register for both programs securely online. More Information

Refund Policy

Add-On Options Available - (Box lunches, Extended Day Care)

Old Sturbridge Village Lodges Discount Package
Package includes a discounted room and continental breakfast at the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges. Call 508-347-3362 for more information and mention that you are an Old Sturbridge Village Adventures Family to receive the package rate. Other Resources

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

Contact us at 508-347-0285 or osved@osv.org



When: Apr 23, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Per Person $140;  OSV Members $130

10% multiple child discount applies

Sold out

(Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09 )
Knowledge Empowers You! Newton Workshop - MA

Scheduled Topics available on the workshop page of our website.

Our workshops are great fun! We incorporate learning and excitement into your educational experience and we hope that you go back to work, ready to use that system to it's fullest. Our presenters are the top in their field and make sure no one is left behind. One of the great parts of being at one of our workshops are the other agents! Often our best ideas for workflows and processes come directly from our attendees and this teamwork is invaluable to everyone.

These are full-day sessions from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with lunch included and a workbook to take home.  It's always wonderful to have our agents together, sharing the processes and features of our system that they love.



When: Oct 14, 2014 9 AM to Oct 14, 2014 4 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09 )
Celtic Cats
August 8-9, 2015
Celtic Cats
Sturbridge, MA
Info:Francine Hicks, 207-353-2633
Hotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393



When: Aug 8, 2015 12 AM to Aug 9, 2015 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 00 )
Textile Weekend
When: Aug 16, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09 )
Celtic Cats
August 9-10, 2014
Celtic Cats
Sturbridge, MA
Info:Francine Hicks, 207-353-2633
Hotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393



When: Aug 9, 2014 12 AM to Aug 10, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00 )
OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Nathaniel Philbrick
Award-winning historical non-fiction writer, Nathaniel Philbrick will make a special appearance at Old Sturbridge Village as part of the Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series to discuss his latest book, “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution.” The book tells the story of the Battle of Bunker Hill - the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. The book was named the winner of the 2013 New England Book Award for Non-Fiction. Philbrick, a “New York Times” bestselling author, also wrote “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Sea of Glory,” “Mayflower,” “The Last Stand,” and “Why Read Moby-Dick?” The cost to attend the program is $15 per person ($13 for OSV Members). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Signed copies of “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution” are available by pre-order when you purchase tickets online.

When: May 5, 2014 7 PM to May 5, 2014 9 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 per person ($13 for OSV Members) (Mon, 05 May 2014 19 )
July 4th Fireworks

Join us for an evening full of activities followed by 21st-century fireworks.

Gates open at 6:00 with music, magic and more, followed by the fireworks at dusk.

For the safety and comfort of all guests, all coolers, bags, chairs, and backpacks will be subject to inspection at the point of admission.

Highlights include:

Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Music, entertainment, games and contests, including pie-eating, sack races, and quoits (similar to horseshoes, popular in early New England)
Food, beverage and souvenir tents - including beer and wine
And of course, FIREWORKS!  

The Countryside opens for fireworks seating at 7:30 p.m., with seating limited to designated areas.

Enjoy a dinner buffet at the Oliver Wight Tavern from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (reservations required) or you are welcome to bring a picnic. Beer and wine are available for sale. (Alcoholic beverages may not be brought in.)

Read more about the daytime Fourth of July activities. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 

 



When: Jul 4, 2014 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Tickets will be on sale in early summer 2014.

(Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18 )
Antique Car Rally

More than 50 pre-1946 automobiles will be showcased on the Common throughout the day and a grand procession of the autos will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Come back the next day for the first Antique Carriage Rally.

If you are interested in participating with your antique automobile, please contact Jim O'Brien.

See a slide show. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

 

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When: Jun 7, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Jun 2014 09 )
December School Vacation Week

Keep the kids busy and engaged during December school vacation at Old Sturbridge Village, with a wide range of crafts, entertainment and outdoor activities offered for all ages.

Other vacation week activities include sledding (try our 1830s-style sleds) and sleigh rides (snow permitting).

Take part in hands-on activities and see special performances all week long. Try your hand at dipping candles the old-fashioned way.

The Village, Tavern, and Gift Shops will all be open throughout the school vacation week. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Dec 26, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09 )
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings,
4:00 p.m.  - 9:00 p.m.

Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

In order to focus on the evening holiday events, Old Sturbridge Village will be closed during the day from December 2-25. The Village will return to a daytime schedule for its popular school vacation week activities Dec. 26, 2013 – Jan. 4, 2014.

Christmas by Candlelight highlights include:

  • Re-creation of Mrs. Cratchit's Christmas Dinner
  • Sleigh rides (weather permitting)
  • Gingerbread House Contest - winners determined by your votes
  • Holiday traditions explained and recreated- roasting chestnuts, yule logs, mistletoe, and more
  • Demonstrations of period gingerbread baking and cider mulling
  • Victorian carolers
  • Christmas keepsake to make and take home
  • Display of model railroads and trains
  • Display of a miniature New England Village
  • Display of the Little Town of Bethlehem nativity
  • Visit Father Christmas and Santa Claus
  • Punch & Judy Puppet Show
  • Christmas carol sing-a-longs
  • Holiday magic shows
  • The dance from Dicken's A Christmas Carol
  • Readings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Visit from Saint Nicholas
  • Readings of "The Nativity Gospel of Saint Luke" and "The Nativity Gospel of Saint Matthew"
Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. Packages available for additional savings.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Dec 5, 2014 4 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16 )
Redcoats and Rebels

Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest military re-enactment in New England with more than 1,000 actors portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, French, and American Colonial troops. From August 2-3 the air around OSV will be filled with musket and cannon smoke, and the sounds of mock battles taking place. On Saturday, the museum will remain open until 8:00 p.m. We hope you’ll take the opportunity of this “Twilight Encampment” to mingle with the troops around their campfires. For more details, you can visit www.osv.org.



When: Aug 2, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 09 )
Turkey Trot 2014


When: Nov 22, 2014 12 AM to Nov 22, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00 )
An Evening of Illumination

The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New England village lit only by candles, oil lamps, and fireplaces. Tours will be offered to select buildings around the Village, and the night will be capped off with refreshments in the Bullard Tavern, including mulled cider and a cash bar. Tours are limited to 15 guests each and leave the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.



When: Nov 8, 2014 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Cost: $35 per person; $30 for OSV Members

Registration will open in early Autumn. 

(Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18 )
Veteran’s Day

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 by offering all veterans and active military personnel and their families (up to six people) free admission. Kids can use toy muskets to drill with the militia. Costumed historians will be wearing uniforms detailing 300 years of military history. Get your own musket ball with your initials on it at the blacksmith’s shop, and enjoy the Village’s other regularly scheduled activities.



When: Nov 11, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families* receive free admission on Veterans Day.  (*up to 6 people.)

(Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09 )
Thanksgiving Weekend
Join us every weekend in November to experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. In the early 19th-century, Thanksgiving Day had not yet been set officially as the fourth Thursday of November and the date changed from year to year and even from state to state. In that spirit and to help get everyone in the mood for the ultimate New England holiday, we are offering Thanksgiving programming on every weekend in November. Every Weekend: See how Thanksgiving food was prepared. Hear Thanksgiving proclamations (Saturdays) and sermons (Sundays) at the Center Meetinghouse. See Target Shooting Matches, a favorite after-dinner passtime of the era.


When: Nov 27, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Included in admission (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09 )
OSV Overseers' Distinguished Speaker Series: Linda Lefko
Linda Lefko will present "Painted Walls of New England" an in-depth look at the work of acclaimed itinerant painter Rufus Porter (1792-1884) and other New England wall mural artists, as well as a demonstration of wall mural art.

Recently, Lefko helped restore the Rufus Porter murals in Old Sturbridge Village's Oliver Wight House, now the Old Sturbridge Inn, which dates to 1789 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

A tour of the Oliver Wight House and a visit to the Sturbridge Common to view another Porter mural will be offered after the program.

The price to attend the program is $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members).

It begins with lunch at 12:00 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m.

When: Apr 26, 2014 12 PM to Apr 26, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12 )
Heirloom Plant Sale

On this day, we will offer a selection of heirloom flowers and herbs grown at the Village including a nineteenth-century favorites to bring a bit of history to the garden (prices range from $3-$5, depending on size).

Plus, free heirloom tomato plants will be given to visitors to celebrate the start of the gardening season. The free tomato plants, grown by OSV horticulturists, include popular varieties from the 1830s: Brandywine, Yellow Pear, and Large Red. (The tomato plants are free with museum admission, while supplies last, limit one plant per family). Museum visitors will receive a free tomato voucher upon arrival, which can be redeemed from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. near the museum's Herb Garden.

OSV historians will also demonstrate hearth cooking with tomato catsup and will offer various gardening talks about this fascinating plant.



When: May 17, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 May 2014 09 )
Families Cook

This unforgettable experience invites families with children ages 8 and up to prepare and eat a complete 19th-century dinner by the hearth.

Historically costumed staff will help interpret the receipts (recipes) and share tips, but you'll be learning the hearth cooking techniques and working alongside other families to prepare a delicious meal.  Bring the grandparents and cousins, too!

The evening is limited to a total of 14 adults and children (ages 8 and up, please).

Interested in a private Families Cook event?  Please contact us for details. 2013-2014 Menu

Potted Cheese on Common Crackers
Hot Mulled Cider
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots
Buttered Biscuits
Apple Pie
Trifle
Sparkling Cider
Coffee
Hot Chocolate
    

A great gift idea...purchase gift certificates to cover the cost of this program.

Dinner in a Country Village, a similar program for adults only, is offered on select Saturdays from November through March. (See Hearth Cooking Events in the right column for dates.) Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Dec 28, 2014 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$85 per person ($75 for OSV Members)

(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17 )
Families Cook

This unforgettable experience invites families with children ages 8 and up to prepare and eat a complete 19th-century dinner by the hearth.

Historically costumed staff will help interpret the receipts (recipes) and share tips, but you'll be learning the hearth cooking techniques and working alongside other families to prepare a delicious meal.  Bring the grandparents and cousins, too!

The evening is limited to a total of 14 adults and children (ages 8 and up, please).

Interested in a private Families Cook event?  Please contact us for details. 2013-2014 Menu

Potted Cheese on Common Crackers
Hot Mulled Cider
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots
Buttered Biscuits
Apple Pie
Trifle
Sparkling Cider
Coffee
Hot Chocolate
    

A great gift idea...purchase gift certificates to cover the cost of this program.

Dinner in a Country Village, a similar program for adults only, is offered on select Saturdays from November through March. (See Hearth Cooking Events in the right column for dates.) Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Feb 18, 2015 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$85 per person ($75 for OSV Members)

(Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17 )
Sophistafunk
Age Limit: 18+

Sophistafunk



When: Jun 15, 2014 3 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $30-$50 (Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15 )
Mother's Day

Free admission and a special gift for moms (while supplies last) on Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village, with family events planned throughout the day, including a "Moms vs. Kids" tug-o-war.

Visit the Village households and craftshops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith make a baby rattle and the potter make a chamber pot for potty training. Learn about cooking for children and hear performances of "Songs for Mothers and Children."

In addition, there will be advice from Lydia Maria Child, author of the 19th-century best seller "The Mother's Book." 

Treat Mom to Mother's Day Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: May 11, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 11 May 2014 09 )
Corporate Appreciation Weekend

We look forward to welcoming employees of our Business Partners to Old Sturbridge Village.

On these two days, complimentary admission to OSV will be extended to the employees of our Business Partners - including up to six immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, spouses, and siblings) per employee.

Not sure your company is a member? Need to renew your membership?
Call 508-347-0253 or email us to confirm or for more information. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Apr 26, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09 )
Nauticats
April 25-27, 2014
Nauticats
Showhall:Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA  01566

Info:Donna Madison, nauticat@maine.rr.com
Hotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393



When: Apr 25, 2014 12 AM to Apr 27, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00 )
Rob Adams
THURSDAYS WITH ROB CONTINUES! Always a good time at THE DUCK BAR when Rob plays. Music from 7-10pm!

When: Apr 24, 2014 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19 )
April School Vacation Week

Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming, and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the lambs). The crafts center is open daily, see musket demonstrations, make a tin candleholder, or even dip candles yourself. The week is full of activities, games, and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. The combinations are endless, so we hope you spend your vacation with OSV!



When: Apr 23, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09 )
Country Folk Art Show Sturbridge
Country Folk Art Show Sturbridge will be organized at hotel and conference center Sturbridge in Sturbridge America. Approximately more than 50 exhibitors will be showing all the latest and different variety of the crafts like stained glass, wearable art, handcrafted furniture, pottery, handmade gold & sliver jewelry, and folk art. Country Folk Art Show Sturbridge is not only for the professional but also for those who are the lovers of crafts and handmade products. The participants will get latest information about the goods and people will be able to buy different type latest design of craft available in the international market from most popular artists and craftsman.

When: Jul 18, 2014 12 AM to Jul 20, 2014 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00 )
Honig Wine Pouring Event - Yankee Spirits (Sturbridge, MA)
THIS EVENT IS TENTATIVE Honig Wine Pouring Event - Yankee Spirits (Sturbridge, MA) - Honig Vineyards and Winery - Thu May 8 at 4:00PM 

Join Michael Honig as he pours some of Honig wine for locals in the Sturbridge, MA area. For more information about exact time and directions, please contact Yankee Spirits at (508) 347-2231.

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When: May 8, 2014 4 PM to May 8, 2014 5 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 08 May 2014 16 )
OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Kenary
Dan Kenary, President and Co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and a discussion of “How Passion, Continuous Improvement and Grassroots Marketing Have Made Harpoon Brewery the Largest Craft Brewer in New England.” Kenary will share the story of how Harpoon Brewery, started in 1986, introduced fresh, local craft beer to Boston, becoming the first brewery to commercially brew and bottle beer in Boston in more than 25 years. The price to attend the program is $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members), which includes a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. This event is presented by SpencerBANK.

When: Sep 25, 2014 7 PM to Sep 25, 2014 9 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members) (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19 )
OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Susie Middleton
Longtime editor of “Fine Cooking Magazine,” Susie Middleton is now an editor-at-large for the magazine and is author of the recently published “Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories.” She is also the author of the popular cookbooks “Fast, Fresh, & Green” and “The Fresh & Green Table.” She can be heard giving recipe tips on WGBH Radio, and her “sixburnersue.com” blog has a wide following. She writes for “The Huffington Post” as well. Middleton, who operates a small farm on Martha’s Vineyard, advocates sustainable agriculture. The price for the program is $15 per person ($13 for OSV Members). A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. Middleton’s latest book will be available for purchase at the event and a book signing will take place prior to the talk.

When: Oct 16, 2014 7 PM to Oct 16, 2014 9 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 per person ($13 for OSV Members) (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19 )
Sunday Heritage Farmers Market

Support local farmers and vendors during OSV's Heritage Farmers Markets.

Located outside the Visitor Center, the Farmers Market is open to musuem visitors and the general public beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running through Columbus Day Weekend. (Village admission not required.)

Participating vendors include:

Hillcrest Apiary is a vendor of local, pure, naturally-produced honey from Southbridge, MA.  Hillcrest also offers honey soap, honey dippers, and honey straws.

Inishowen Farms grows perennial plants in North Brookfield, MA - including blackberry and strawberry plants, herbs, roses, irises, and other ornamentals. They will also be selling fresh produce.

Rt 32 Bakery is a home-based bakery in Monson, MA. They will be selling quick breads, cookies, pie squares, BBQ rubs, and more.

King's Berry Farms is a vendor of fresh, seasonal produce including organic vegetables, berries, and mums.

Cooper's Hilltop Dairy Farm 

*Product availability may vary.

Local vendors interested in participating, click here for more information.



When: May 26, 2014 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 May 2014 12 )
Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings
Age Limit: All Ages

Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings



When: Sep 26, 2014 8 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20 )
7th Annual Gala: Building Our Future

The Village's largest fund-raising event of the year, the Gala dinner includes a silent and live auction in addition to new surprises each year. Extend the special evening with a stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Pictured here are the 2014 Gala Chairs - Ron and Kathy Vairo. Old Sturbridge Village's Oliver Wight Tavern

5:30 PM - Cocktail Hour and Reception • Silent Auction Viewing
7:30 PM - Dinner • Live Auction

1946 Circle Honorees

Annual Gala attendees have the opportunity to show their support for the Village by making a gift in recognition of the year's 1946 Circle honorees, a donor or couple who have played a significant role in the success of Old Sturbridge Village. All contributions made in their honor entitle the donor to membership in the 1946 Circle. This year's 1946 Circle Honorees are Michael and Mary Ann Brockelman.

  Fourth Edition - Vaillancourt Folk Art Santas

At this year’s Gala we will be unveiling the fourth in our series of unique chalkware Vaillancourt Santas. Created exclusively for the Village from vintage European chocolate moulds by Vaillancourt Folk Art , these heirloom pieces honor the Gala tradition and are available for a limited time only. Each piece will be signed and numbered by the artist, Judi Vaillancourt. Santas can be ordered during the Gala or online.



When: Sep 13, 2014 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$150 per person, $1200 per table of 8
Purchase tickets securely online

(Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17 )

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