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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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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 )
11th Annual RRI Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Come sample falls best wines and beers while supporting a great cause.  Food tastings from local chefs and live entertainment. Play 'guess the grape' and 'beer pong'  to win a restaurant gift certificate. Take a chance in our raffle to win a giant tower of wine with over 40 bottles and we [...]

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When: Sep 17, 2015 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $35.00 (Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17 )
Card Class to Support Relay for Life of Southbridge

Card Classes for a CURE!

Come sit.  Make beautiful, handmade cards for friends, family and loved ones and a portion of your class fee goes towards fighting Cancer!  

CUTE. CRAFTY. CLEVER.

In this series of classes, you will learn how to make 6 gorgeous cards to take home, including envelopes- as well as a surprise gift from me.  Have fun with friends or make new ones.  Use these to send out or give them as a gift to your favorite teacher, bus driver or even hair stylist!

No need for prior experience. These classes are designed for beginners and experienced crafters alike. 

  • Go home with 6 cards, including envelopes & a gift from me.
  • Take home step by step directions including color pictures so that you can re-create these at home.
  • All the while, you will be supporting a great cause- The Relay for Life of Greater Southbridge!

Every class is different.  Each month has a theme.  All classes are 9:30-12:30

THE DETAILS:

September is Bright Birthdays 9/27

October is Fall & Halloween 10/18 

November is Thanksgiving and Christmas 11/15

December is "Box It, Bag It, Tag it" (make your own gift boxes & bags) 12/6

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS ABOVE where it says "Please select a date to attend"

 

All classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and take place at Southbridge Savings Bank on Route 20 in Sturbridge.  The address is 200 Charlton Rd, Sturbridge.  When you arrive, drive around back and you will see a sign.  Go in that door and take the elevator to the top floor.  



When: Dec 6, 2014 9 AM to Dec 6, 2014 12 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true Early Bird Pricing- need to register 2 weeks prior. After that the price goes up for rush shipping of products. 30.00

35.00 true RSVP 35.00

(Sat, 06 Dec 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, 2015 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:15:00 )
February School Vacation Week

February School Vacation Week is filled with fun and engaging activities for kids - and their parents!

Be sure to read more about the special events planned for Washington's Birthday weekend celebration.

Visitors can enjoy candle-making demonstrations, sleigh rides, and sledding on 1830s-style reproduction sleds (all snow-related activities are weather permitting). 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: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 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
Cost: Adults: $24.00, Seniors (55 and over): $22.00, Youths (3-17): $8.00, Children age 2 and under: free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09 )
April School Vacation Week

Enjoy expanded hands-on and interactive activities throughout the Village, along with family-friendly performances and entertainment, including music, storytelling, and puppet shows. Meet the new arrivals at the farm (every day) and on Monday (Patriots' Day), take part in martial activities.

Children will be invited to help churn butter, plant a seed, or make an ascending snake.

And, don't forget to keep the kids busy with our April School Vacation Week Discovery Adventures.

Package your trip with our special April School Vacation Family Fun Package, which includes admission, lodging, and more for two adults and two children. 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: Apr 18, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 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"
Gingerbread House Contest

As a special thank you for participation in our Gingerbread House Contest, each house entered will receive two complimentary passes to Christmas by Candlelight upon delivery of your entry! 

Learn more and register for this fun contest by November 28th by downloading the Registration Form and mailing, or emailing, it to:

Jim O’Brien
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566; or
jobrien@osv.org Christmas Dining Options

The Christmas by Candlelight Dinner will be available Friday and Saturday Evenings during the Christmas by Candlelight event. Reservations are required. 

Brunch with Santa will be available the Sunday’s of November 30th, December 7th, December 14th, and December 21st. Reservations are required. 
  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.

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When: Dec 5, 2014 4 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Discounted tickets will be available online from October 28th through November 28th.

(Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16 )
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 508-347-0231 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: Nov 1, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09 )
Curtis Brand
Going back the the Duck with some of them members of the On Call Band. Come and see who shows up.

When: Jan 31, 2015 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19 )
Family Fun Days
Kids 17 and under receive free admission to OSV this summer during July and August when accompanied by an adult paying full price admission. Bring the whole family and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with games and excitement for everyone! You're invited to join the fun on these days: play baseball the way early New Englanders did, make a craft, join a game of French & English (tug of war), meet the oxen in training, try your hand at marbling paper, see a puppet show, watch a toy fire-balloon flight, visit the Freeman Farm, stop and see craftsmen at work, and much more. 19th-century magic with Bob Olson. Old Sturbridge Village Singers. Learn a dance with the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers. See the website for more information and to purchase tickets online.

When: Sep 5, 2015 9:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Included in admission (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 09:45:00 )
April 24-26, 2015NauticatsShowhall:Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center 366 Main Street Sturbridge, MA  01566Info:Donna Madison, nauticat@maine.rr.comHotel:Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA; 508-347-7393
April 24-26, 2015NauticatsShowhall: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 )
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Oliver Wight Tavern

Leave the cooking and cleaning to us and enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. The buffet will feature classic New England menu items that evoke memories of traditional holiday dinners. Pair your meal with a visit to the Village for special Thanksgiving programming. A Thanksgiving dinner at Bullard Tavern is also available.

Lodging discounts are available at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, adjacent to the Village, for those having Thanksgiving dinner at the Village. The Menu

Pounded Cheese with Corn Relish
Potted Cheese, Crudités & Crackers
Freshly Baked Breads & Rolls Soups

New England Clam Chowder
Apple-Butternut Squash Bisque Salads

Field Greens with Blue Cheese, Candied Nuts and Maple Vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad
Tri-Colored Fusilli Pasta Salad
New Potato Salad
Tomato and Artichoke Salad The Carvery

Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Mustard-Crusted Ham with Roast Pineapple Slices
New England Pot Roast
Cranberry Sauce Entrées

Herb Crusted Salmon
Seafood Pot Pie with Lobster, Scallops & Shrimp
Vegetable Lasagna Vegetables & Starches

Fork-Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Broiled Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Vermont Maple Syrup
Cranberry Stuffing
Butternut Squash
Maple-Glazed Carrots
Green Beans with Almonds
Garlic & Herb Roast Fingerling Potatoes Children's Table

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
French Fried Potatoes
Chicken Strips with Assorted Dipping Sauces Dessert Buffet Table

Assorted Cakes, Pies, and Mini Pastries

Full cash bar available
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea & Soft Drinks included



When: Nov 27, 2014 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Price is $49.95 per person
$47.95 OSV Members
$26.95 for children ages 4-12
$24.95 Members ages 4-12
No charge for children 3 & under

Prices include tax & gratuity.
Prices do not include museum admission, but discounted admission is available. For reservations, call 508-347-0285


(Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11 )
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: Nov 4, 2015 11:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:45:00 )
Yankee Winter Weekend Package

This package, back by popular demand, makes the perfect weekend get-away. Guests will be greeted with a welcome reception at the  Old Sturbridge? Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, located adjacent to the village, where they will enjoy two nights of lodging. Saturday and Sunday will find the visitor exploring our 19th-century Village. Saturday night, after the Village has closed, guests will return to the candle-lit Village to enjoy a hearth-cooked dinner for two at the Bullard Tavern and a 19th-century magic show by Richard Potter. On Sunday a large brunch will be provided at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Reserve now.



When: Feb 28, 2015 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Pricing for this package starts at $375.

 

(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Nov 18, 2014 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13 )
Traditional Thanksgiving Feast at Bullard Tavern

There are few places as special at Thanksgiving as Old Sturbridge Village. Treat yourself and your family to a unique holiday experience with dinner inside the Village. Take your seat in the Great Room at Bullard Tavern, located in the heart of the Village on the Center Common and be served a classic, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Pair your meal with a visit to the Village for special Thanksgiving programming. A Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Oliver Wight Tavern is also available.

Lodging discounts are available at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, adjacent to the Village, for those having Thanksgiving dinner at the Village. The Menu

Pounded & Potted Cheese and Crackers
Freshly Baked Breads and Rolls
Whipped Butter
Mulled Cider First Course

Gourd Soup Main Course

Roast Native Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Stuffing
Fork-Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce Dessert

Choice of: Deep Dish Apple Pie,
Baked Indian Pudding or Pumpkin Pie

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee , Hot Tea & Soft Drinks included

Full cash bar available



When: Nov 27, 2014 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Seatings at 11:00, 1:45 (sold out) & 4:15 (sold out)

$64.95 per person;
$62.95 OSV Members
$30.95 for children ages 4-12;
$28.95 OSV Member ages 4-12
No charge for children 3 & under

Tax & Gratuity Included

Museum Admission Required and offered at a discounted rate. For reservations, call 508-347-0285


(Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11 )
Traditional Thanksgiving Feast at Bullard Tavern

There are few places as special at Thanksgiving as Old Sturbridge Village. Treat yourself and your family to a unique holiday experience with dinner inside the Village. Take your seat in the Great Room at Bullard Tavern, located in the heart of the Village on the Center Common and be served a classic, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Pair your meal with a visit to the Village for special Thanksgiving programming. A Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Oliver Wight Tavern is also available.

Lodging discounts are available at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, adjacent to the Village, for those having Thanksgiving dinner at the Village. The Menu

Pounded & Potted Cheese and Crackers
Freshly Baked Breads and Rolls
Whipped Butter
Mulled Cider First Course

Gourd Soup Main Course

Roast Native Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Stuffing
Fork-Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce Dessert

Choice of: Deep Dish Apple Pie,
Baked Indian Pudding or Pumpkin Pie

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee , Hot Tea & Soft Drinks included

Full cash bar available



When: Nov 27, 2015 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Seatings at 11:00, 1:45 & 4:15

$64.95 per person;
$62.95 OSV Members
$30.95 for children ages 4-12;
$28.95 OSV Member ages 4-12
No charge for children 3 & under

Tax & Gratuity Included

Museum Admission Required and offered at a discounted rate. For reservations, call 508-347-0285


(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:15:00 )
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Oliver Wight Tavern

Leave the cooking and cleaning to us and enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. The buffet will feature classic New England menu items that evoke memories of traditional holiday dinners. Pair your meal with a visit to the Village for special Thanksgiving programming. A Thanksgiving dinner at Bullard Tavern is also available.

Lodging discounts are available at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, adjacent to the Village, for those having Thanksgiving dinner at the Village. The Menu

Pounded Cheese with Corn Relish
Potted Cheese, Crudités & Crackers
Freshly Baked Breads & Rolls Soups

New England Clam Chowder
Apple-Butternut Squash Bisque Salads

Field Greens with Blue Cheese, Candied Nuts and Maple Vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad
Tri-Colored Fusilli Pasta Salad
New Potato Salad
Tomato and Artichoke Salad The Carvery

Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Mustard-Crusted Ham with Roast Pineapple Slices
New England Pot Roast
Cranberry Sauce Entrées

Herb Crusted Salmon
Seafood Pot Pie with Lobster, Scallops & Shrimp
Vegetable Lasagna Vegetables & Starches

Fork-Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Broiled Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Vermont Maple Syrup
Cranberry Stuffing
Butternut Squash
Maple-Glazed Carrots
Green Beans with Almonds
Garlic & Herb Roast Fingerling Potatoes Children's Table

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
French Fried Potatoes
Chicken Strips with Assorted Dipping Sauces Dessert Buffet Table

Assorted Cakes, Pies, and Mini Pastries

Full cash bar available
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea & Soft Drinks included



When: Nov 27, 2015 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Price is $49.95 per person
$47.95 OSV Members
$26.95 for children ages 4-12
$24.95 Members ages 4-12
No charge for children 3 & under

Prices include tax & gratuity.
Prices do not include museum admission, but discounted admission is available. For reservations, call 508-347-0285


(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11 )
18th Century Camp Craft

During this intensive weekend of workshops, participants will have the opportunity to work with a series of OSV staff to develop new items and skills that are essential for the 18th century living historian. These items and techniques are based on documentation from the period and will be made using only period methods.

Participants have the option of registering for a single day, or the full weekend and will have their choice of two unique workshops each day. Each workshop accommodates 8 participants. The options are as follows: Saturday

Option 1: (Materials fee: $20)Blacksmithing

  • Participants will forge a musket tool and a fire steel.
Tin
  • Participants will make a tin cup using hot-dipped tin plate and 18th century assembly techniques.

Option 2: (Materials fee: $10)Camp Cooking

Learn to cook in the field efficiently and authentically with nothing more than a tin kettle and hot coals. Participants will prepare a variety of period food items emphasizing the minimalist methods of an army on the move. Sunday

Option 1: (Materials fee: $25)Leatherworking

  • Participants will make a simple leather wallet for storing their fire kit, musket tools, etc.
Textiles
  • Participants will make a linen market wallet.

Option 2: (Materials fee: $30)Basketmaking

  • Learn to weave your own 18th century basket using simple tools. Beginners will learn about the different materials that were used in the process and will go home with a finished basket.
Make a Housewife
  • Construct a sewing kit based on period patterns and using period techniques.

 

All 18th Century Craft participants will meet at the Museum Education Building at 9:00AM and should expect the workshops to run until 4:00PM. Please bring a lunch with you. Also, dress in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and wear closed-toed shoes.  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 7, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: One Day
Members: $105, plus materials fee
Non-Members: $130, plus materials fee

Two-Day*
Members: $210, plus materials fee
Non-members: $260 (includes OSV membership**), plus materials fee

 


*Please note that to sign up for a two-day event you will need to register for both days separately.
**The two-day event includes an Individual Membership ($50 Value) to Old Sturbridge Village.  If you register for this event you will be contacted with more information regarding membership within 7 - 10 business days.


(Sat, 07 Feb 2015 09 )
Thanksgiving Weekend: After the Harvest Activities

Join us to experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. 
 

Friday, November 27

Marvel at the marksmanship of local villagers as they compete for bragging rights and other traditional prizes during this unique 19th-century Thanksgiving social event. The shooters will use traditional smoothbore flintlock muskets. There will be a gun available from time to time for young shooters to examine - without powder, of course.

  • See and smell turkeys roasting before the fire
     
  • Observe a 19th-century Thanksgiving meal being enjoyed by our costumed interpreters and learn how their dining customs differ from today's
     
  • Expanded 19th-century Shooting Match
  • Discover Native American foodways and their own unique Thanksgiving connections. Visit with the Indian Doctress as she shares Native traditions of giving thanks.
     
  • Thanksgiving Dinner and Thanksgiving Buffet at OSV
Saturday, November 28

Thanksgiving was a time of celebration and family reunions. With everyone gathered together it also became a favorite time to celebrate a wedding.  Visitors will get a chance to talk with the couple in the morning during their prenuptual preparations. In the afternoon, hear readings from the diaries and letters that document their star-crossed courtsthip and then watch the couple exchange vows.

  • A re-created early New England Wedding
  • History of Thanksgiving
     
  • Day-After-Thanksgiving Feast Buffet at the Oliver Wight Tavern
Sunday, November 29
  • Musket-firing demonstrations
     
  • History of Thanksgiving presentation

Watch 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.



When: Nov 27, 2015 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11 )
Music & Art Weekend

Free admission and a special gift (while supplies last) for dads on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15.

The Village comes alive with the lost sounds and sights of 19th-century popular music and art as more than 50 singers, dancers, musicians, and artists perform and demonstrate. See antique instruments from the Village collection that are rarely on display. See fife and drum music performed. Learn how to play a tin whistle. 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: Jun 20, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09 )
Redcoats & Rebels

See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America's freedoms.

Daytime events on both days include activities such as:

  • Mock battles and skirmishes
  • Tours of the British and American camps
  • "School of the Soldier" training demonstrations
  • 18th-century Fashions in the Press featuring military and civilian clothing
  • Cannon demonstrations
  • Musket drilling with kids
  • Martial music
  • Help with camp laundry
  • Learn scouting techniques during "Reconnoiter with a Ranger"
  • Drilling and inspection of the troops
  • Visit the battlefield hospital - see small pox innoculations and treatment of the wounded after the battles
  • See the daily life of a Revolutionary War soldier - including delivery of uniforms, pay calls, and prisoner exchanges
  • Play 18th-century baseball
  • Attend a "Service for the Troops"
  • Learn 18th-century dances
  • Explore interactive miniature war gaming

Twilight Encampment
On Saturday, stay for special extended hours; the Village will be open until 8:00 p.m. (but exhibits will not be open) and visitors can mingle with troops in their camps from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. There is no additional charge for the evening program. Hear a cannon barrage and at 6:00 p.m. hear the love story of John and Abigail Adams through their love letters. (The Village will close at its normal time, 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.)

Food and beverages will be available for sale in the Village Cafe and Bullard Tavern Cafeteria. Grilled items and ice cream, as well as wine and beer will also be sold in the Village. Visitors may bring in their own food, but no outside alcohol is allowed. 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: Aug 1, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09 )
Wool Days

The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.

See sheep herding demonstrations. David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm in New Hampshire will be demonstrating how his border collies can herd. 

Join us in knitting (or crocheting) scarves for deployed soldiers. Help to add a few rows to scarves already in progress.

Learn about the natural dyes used to produce an amazing array of colors in the 19th century. Use modern dyeing techniques to dye your own skein of OSV yarn or make felted jewelry at the Craft Center (fee applies).

Different Wools - Meet alpacas and llamas  to learn about wool from different animals.

See how wool is transformed into household linens and garments with demontrations of the spinning wheel and loom.

Meet the animals - lambs, chickens, cows and oxen, and watch a host of daily demonstrations, including musket firing, hearth cooking, printing, coopering, blacksmithing, shoe-making and launching toy hot air balloons. 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 23, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 May 2015 09 )
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.

Learn about how maple sugaring has changed over the years through our Maple Sugaring Timeline, an examination of different tapping techniques. See demonstrations of the traditional Native American methods, early 19th-century New England, 20th century metal buckets, and contemporary tubing.

Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village’s Freeman Farm.

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, or book one of our special Maple Days Packages.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

  Did you know?

  • Production of maple syrup is one of only a few agricultural processes in North America that is not a European colonial import.
  • Maples are usually tapped beginning between 30 and 40 years of age. Maples can continue to be tapped for sap until they are over 100 years old.
  • Once temperatures stop fluctuating between below freezing at night and above freezing during the day, sap stops flowing.

 

 



When: Mar 7, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 09 )
Black History Weekend

Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States) by telling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can learn about the movement leading up to the abolition of slavery that took place in the early 19th century and also enjoy activities and crafts with African-American themes.  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: Jun 13, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09 )
Native American Weekend

Explore the role of Native Americans in early New England through a weekend of stories, demonstrations, cooking, and more. 

Watch and listen to Native American flute making and music by Hawk Henries. Meet “Indian Doctress” Molly Geet.

On Sunday, see demonstrations by experts on Native American foodways and tool use. 

Plus, costumed historians will present hearth cooking demonstrations of Native American influence on New England cooking and basket making. Activities also include Native American-themed performances and hands-on crafts. 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: Apr 25, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09 )
From Field to Table Weekend
A Harvest Season Celebration

Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and preparing the fields. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders.

Help with the harvest, taste heirloom apples, and learn about methods of food preservation. Watch interpreters cook with tomatoes and quince. Help pick apples and taste the different heirloom varieties. The Cider Mill will be operating this weekend (and most weekends in October), with apples ground by ox-power on Saturday and the pulp pressed for its juice on Sunday.  You can even get in on the act with a hand-powered "cider mill".

Join our costumed interpreters as they:

  • Harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets
  • Give tours of the orchard
  • Put the Herb Garden "to bed" for the season
  • Conduct garden and root cellar tours and discuss food preparation
  • Grind corn with a "quern"
  • Thresh and winnow grain
  • Shell corn and beans
  • Churn butter

Planning Ahead

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

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Oct 17, 2015 10:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:45:00 )
Apple Fest

Apples ready to harvest is a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days.

Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties.Througout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at cider-making, and see the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation (grinding on Saturday, pressing on Sunday.) You can even make your own muling spices sachet to take home. Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. (OSV Member discounts available.)

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Oct 3, 2015 10:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:45:00 )
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 508-347-0231 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: May 2, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 09 )
Winter Work & Play

It's a weekend to embrace the joys of an old-fashioned winter, complete with sledding on vintage 1830s sleds and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Ice Cutting on the Mill Pond

Join Old Sturbridge Village historians and ice expert Dennis Picard at the Village's Mill Pond to watch ice harvested the old-fashioned way (weather permitting).

OSV visitors can try their hands at cutting ice with vintage tools and learn the story of Boston's "ice king," Frederic Tudor, who pioneered the 19th-century ice industry and made a fortune. (Note: ice cutting demonstrations are dependent on weather and proper conditions).

Read more about Boston's Ice King and the early New England ice industry from an article in the Old Sturbridge Village Visitor Magazine from November 2012. 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: Jan 24, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09 )
Washington's Birthday Celebrations

The birthday of the young nation's first great hero inspired great celebration among early 19th-century Americans. They gathered to offer toasts to George Washington and other important figures of the day. And they held balls, complete with Washington Cake and dancing.

On Saturday, Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the Washington's Birthday weekend  in the exact same spirit. Visitors can take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots, and learn more about the country's first president during presentations of "I Cannot Tell a Lie: Celebrating the Life and Accomplishments of George Washington in Story and Song." 

You'll be having a ball, too -- literally. Skirts will swirl on as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball on Saturday. Beforehand, OSV historians will discuss etiquette for the ball in "Please Take Hands"; and 1830s ball accessories in "Frills and Furbelows." Visitors can learn various dances of the time, including contra dances and cotillions, which were forerunners of today’s line dancing and square dancing.

Other U.S. Presidents from our early history will also be on hand to join in the celebrations. President and Mrs. Grant will be present on Sunday and John Quincy Adams will join us on Monday. And if your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village during President's Day weekend! 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: Feb 15, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09 )
Celtic Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 14-15. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and historians will explain what caused the wave of Irish immigration in the 19th century and talk about what life was like for Irish families after they arrived in America.  

Make this weekend a getaway with our Celtic Celebration Package at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges 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: Mar 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09 )
Textile Weekend: Everyday Elegance: Early 19th Century Clothing for Ladies and Gentlemen

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. This year will focus on everyday elegance of ladies and gentlemen. If you are interested in 1830s fashion and period dress this special weekend is for you!  Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village. (Remember, kids get free admission in August.)

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

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Aug 15, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09 )
Agricultural Exhibition

Experience an old-fashioned agricultural exhibition complete with demonstrations of early New England farm equipment, period craftsmen, and displays of Village-grown heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as heritage breed farm animals. On Sunday, see the Village ox teams compete with visiting teams in plowing matches and cart competitions.

Tour the Village root cellar and learn how they were used.

Demonstrations and hands-on activities get visitors close to the action. See ox-powered apple grinding (Saturday) and pressing (Sunday) at the Cider Mill. Watch field mowing or assist with plowing, and grain threshing. Watch butter, cheese, and ice cream being made.

Help knit or crochet scarves for soldiers through Knitting for a Cause.

Home gardeners can enter their heirloom vegetables and flowers in a competition for premiums following 19th-century judging standards. Learn more about this competition.  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 19, 2015 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10 )
Harvest Party

Don't miss this special family-friendly night at the Village - a chance to enjoy a crisp, autumn evening in New England with special Village programs.

On the Common, warm yourself by the bonfire or take a horse-drawn hayride. Stop by the barn and listen to a tale or two. Take a moment to sit and enjoy one of our live musical performances. 

The Mill Pond, illuminated with fiery displays, lights the way into the countryside. Sidle up by the fire in the Freeman Farm kitchen to see what they're cooking. Then, step into the barn for a little dancing.

Visit the blacksmith, potter, and  tinner at their work. Watch the cooper doing his Barrel Firing - the finishing process for barrel-making when the boards are bent into their final shape.

Kiln Firing
On this night our potters carry out the spectacular annual firing of the kiln. The 1830s-style 24-foot-high brick kiln will be fired to 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit and fire a year's worth of vintage-style redware pottery. Village potters will be stoking the kiln fire all day to reach the high temperatures needed. When fully loaded for firing, the kiln holds 800 freshly glazed pots stacked 10 feet high. It takes three cords of wood stoked over 24 hours to bring it to maximum firing temperature. 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: Sep 26, 2015 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Sep 2015 18 )
Scout Day

Scout Days at Old Sturbridge Village are one of the special Scout programs offered by OSV and provide Boy and Girl Scouts, and their families and friends, the opportunity to learn about America's proud past!  Our recreated community portrays a "typical" New England town of the early 19th century.  Special programs and hands-on studios designed around a specific theme help Scouts earn requirements toward badges, meet other Scouts, and make lasting memories.

Check back for details about this Scout Day as the registration date approaches.

Stay a little longer...special Scout Overnights scheduled! 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 11, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

For every one scout in uniform one parent gets in for the child rate ($8). Purchase tickets here.

(Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09 )
Garden Workshop

A workshop for the home gardener, no experience necessary.

Planning your first vegetable garden or hoping to improve the quality of your backyard vegetable garden? Join us as this popular program returns for its sixth year with an emphasis on techniques to start and succeed with common vegetables.

Consider entering items from your harvest at our Agricultural Exhibition in September.Follow-up programs during spring and summer

As a special benefit of participation in this March workshop, a series of follow-up demonstrations will take place in our OSV gardens on select weekends during the 2015 garden season. These demonstrations will be available exclusively to March workshop participants.

Please note: OSV Members and Sturbridge residents are admitted to the Village free for these follow-up programs.  March Garden Workshop participants who are not OSV Members or Sturbridge residents will be eligible for half-price admission to OSV on these scheduled days. Planning Ahead

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

Find more useful information for planning your visit.



When: Mar 21, 2015 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13 )
February School Vacation Week

February School Vacation Week is filled with fun and engaging activities for kids - and their parents!

Be sure to read more about the special events planned for Washington's Birthday weekend celebration.

Visitors can enjoy candle-making demonstrations, sleigh rides, and sledding on 1830s-style reproduction sleds (all snow-related activities are weather permitting). 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: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09 )
An Evening of Illumination
When: Nov 8, 2014 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 27, 2014 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13 )
Ecology Lecture: Dr. Richard Orson presents Phragmites australis: A Brief History of an Invasive Grass and Lessons Learned in Controlling its Spread.
Although Phragmites australis has been in North America for many thousands of years, a recently introduced strain has quickly spread and became a problem for many local habitats. Controlling the plant has become important for many land managers and many of the lessons learned in our 30+ year fight can be applied to other invasive plant species. As with all invasives all you can do is pick your battle and stand your ground. This presentation will explore some of the recent history and changes that have occurred as well as some of the methods for control. An ecological consultant with over 30 years experience, Dr. Richard Orson has published numerous articles on the paleoecology of wetland ecosystems.

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When: Oct 23, 2014 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19 )
Member Shopping Night
From 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

This holiday season at the Museum Gift Shop and New England Bookstore, we invite members to stock up on unique holiday gifts at 25% off all regular and promotional items. On December 5-7, use this discount at our Miner Grant store during the Christmas by Candlelight event. 

Village redware and tin as well as books, old-fashioned toys, and fudge will make the perfect presents this season, and we will even provide free gift-wrapping and basket arranging services. Shipping is also available. Every Member receives one free raffle ticket for shopping, plus an additional raffle ticket for every $10 spent on Village-made items. We will announce the winners of these Village-made prize packages on Sunday night. The winners do not need to be present.

Hot cider, ginger cookies, and samples of other specialty products, including fresh-made fudge, will be provided to stave off the growing cold.



When: Dec 5, 2014 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17 )
Brunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village offers a large selection of brunch items and a chance for the little ones to meet Santa. Sample Menu

Omelets Made to Order
Scrambled Eggs
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Sausage
Specialty Salads & Salad Station
Assorted Breakfast Pastries
French Toast or Pancakes and Waffles with Sweet Toppings, Strawberries & Fresh Whipped Cream
Seasonal Sliced Fruit
Carving Station
Daily Selection of Chef Created Entrees,
Chicken Tenders w/Sauces
Hot & Cold Beverages
and Desserts Galore……….

 

Other upcoming events at the Oliver Wight Tavern.



When: Nov 30, 2014 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: From 9:00am - 2:30pm

$19.95 for adult, $17.95 for seniors (65 and Older), and $8.95 for children ages 10 and under.

Reservations Required, please call 508-347-0333.

(Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09 )
Yuletide Concert featuring the Worcester Chamber Music Society

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience an evening of music and fine dining featuring the Worcester Chamber Music Society.

Hailed as a group with imagination, style and chops, the Worcester County Music Society took the Worcester, Massachusetts scene by storm with its initial concert in 2006. Within eight years, it has become a recognized cultural presence within the Greater Worcester area by presenting sold-out concerts to captivated audiences. WCMS brings world-class chamber music to intimate Greater Worcester venues. WCMS nurtures the community through a unique combination of affordable concerts, education and community engagement.

The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a cash bar where you can sip on seasonal cocktails and will move into the Oliver Wight Tavern at 6:30 for a menu meant to warm your winter night. Following your meal this special performance will be taking place in the idyllic Center Meetinghouse inside the village. Menu

Tossed Mixed Greens with Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts and Cider Vinaigrette
OSV Bread Baskets Entrees:

Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables
Vegetarian option: Available upon request Dessert:

Chocolate Peppermint Cake
Regular & Decaf Coffee and Assorted Teas 

Please note that Old Sturbridge Village has seasonal hours during the month of December and will not be open during the day before this evening program. You may want to consider staying over at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges and coming back Friday evening for our Christmas by Candlelight Program. For information about this package program please call: 508-347-5056.



When: Dec 11, 2014 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

OSV Members: $50 per person
Non-Members: $60 per person

Program begins at 6:00 pmRegister Securely Online


(Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Dec 5, 2014 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12 )
Lisa Martin
Great food and most comfortable bar in Central MA! Acoustic originals and covers. Music til 10pm.

When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
SYMPOSIUM ON PROMISING PRACTICES IN FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

 

Department of Early Education and Care and the

Massachusetts Association for Community Action

 

SYMPOSIUM ON PROMISING PRACTICES IN FINANCIAL EDUCATION

FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

FRIDAY, 10/24/14, 8AM TO 4PM

DEVENS COMMON CENTER, 31 ANDREWS PARKWAY, DEVENS, MA

 Event Details

8:00 – 9:00               Registration

 

9:00-10:30               Opening Plenary – Connecting Early Learning Communities to Asset Building

 

  • Welcome! (Jennifer Amaya-Thompson, EEC and Joe Diamond, MASSCAP)
  • Tom Weber, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Honorable Jamie Eldridge, Massachusetts State Senator
  • Mary Ann Higgins, Regional Administrator, Administration for Children
  • Tom Shapiro, Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Keynote

 

10:45-12:15            Promising Practices in Financial Education for Parents of Young Children- Concurrent Workshops 

 

  • Intergenerational Approaching to Teaching Financial Education
  • Panel--Promising Practices in Financial Education for Parents of Young Children(CFCE providers/partners/parents)
  • Financial Education Toolkit-Mini Course
  • Teaching Parents to Understanding Credit
  • Using Values and a Vision to Create a Family Financial Plan

 

12:30 to 1:15          Lunch (Provided at no charge.  See information regarding special

                                         Diet requests)

                                         

 

1:30 - 3:00                Promising Practices in Financial Education for Parents of Young Children-Workshops

 

  • Repeat of morning session, plus more!

 

3:15-4:15                 Networking, Brainstorming, Door Prize

                                                           

  • Ice cream social - Networking
  • “World Café” session on implementing and sustaining financial education in you program, practice or community
  • Door prize (IPad mini!--You must be present to win!)

 

ORGANIZERS

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP)

For further information about the symposium contact: Patricia Pelletier, email- patricia@pelletier-consulting.com MASSCAP, 508-982-8535, or Jennifer Amaya-Thompson, HSSCO/EEC, 617-988-6634, jennifer.amaya-thompson@state.ma.us

 

For additional information about this project, click the following link: http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/workforce-and-professional-development/training-and-orientation-resources/financial-literacy-education-project-.html

 

If you require disability related or dietary accommodations in order to fully participate in this event please contact Patricia Pelletier at patricia@pelletier-consulting.com or 508-982-8535 by no later than September 26th so we can accommodate your request.


Symposium Advisory Committee:  Administration for Children and Families-Region 1; Cambridge Economic Opportunity Council; Community Teamwork, Inc.; Head Start State Collaboration Office; MA Association for Community Action; MA Department of Early Education and Care; MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; MA Department of Housing and Community Development; MA Department of Public Health; MA Head Start Association; MA State Treasurer’s Office



When: Oct 24, 2014 8 AM to Oct 24, 2014 4:15:00 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08 )
Treats and Tricks
When: Oct 24, 2014 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18 )
Turkey Trot 2014


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