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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 Concert
Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Concert begins at 7:00 pm In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, we'll be putting on a nightime concert exclusively featuring Full Gael. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. the evening of Irish music begins. Irish-themed food is also available for purchase starting at 6:00 p.m. $12 per person. $10 for OSV Members

When: Mar 12, 2016 6 PM to Mar 12, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$12 per person. $10 for OSV Members

Register here. 

(Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18 )
Historic Craft Classes - March 2016
Spend some time at OSV learning a historical craft. Formerly known as Crafts at Close Range, these adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Museum Education building. This March, classes are available in Decorative Floorcloths, Rugs in the Shaker Spirit, Standing Wool Rugs, Making a Hussif, Housewife, or Workpocket, Hearth Cooking I, Planning an Heirloom Garden, Making a Blanket Chest/Hope Chest, Basic Blacksmithing, Introduction to Lettercarving in Stone, and Introduction to Basketmaking. Prices vary. Registration required. Log on to https://www.osv.org/event/historic-craft-classes-2016 for more information and to register.

When: Mar 5, 2016 12 AM to Mar 6, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00 )
Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"
Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre's new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen.

When: Mar 5, 2016 12 AM to Mar 5, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00 )
Wool Days 2016

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.

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

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

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.



When: May 27, 2016 8:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 May 2016 08:45:00 )
Winter Market 2016

Included with Regular Admission to the Village
FREE for OSV Members
$5 to enter the Winter Market only

Just in time for your holiday shopping, see dozens of juried craft vendors offering the finest hand-made items for the special people on your list. Marvel at diverse creations including pottery, paper goods, arts and crafts, ornaments, glasswork, textiles, gourmet foods, artisan jewelry, and gorgeous home accessories. Pastries and hot beverages will be available for purchase in the marketplace.



When: Nov 25, 2016 8:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:15:00 )
Veteran's Day 2016

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

To celebrate Veterans Day, Old Sturbridge Village will present special activities celebrating the nation's military history.
See how lead musket balls were cast in the Small House, and get your initials stamped on your own musket ball at the Blacksmith Shop.

See how American military uniforms and weapons have changed over the past 300 years and see demonstrations of the weapons.

Meet the U.S.S. Constitution's surgeon from the War of 1812.

Children will get an opportunity to drill with toy muskets under the command of the Captain of the Village militia.



When: Nov 11, 2016 8:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:45:00 )
Scout Day 2016

Our Scout Days offer you and your troop the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for Scouts 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.

Studio offerings to follow.

Pre-registration is required. Registration opens approximately one month in advance. Register for 50-minute hands-on studios: $5 per student (unless otherwise noted). Open to ages 5-17. In addition, $14 per child admission is required for all programs and includes demonstrations, games, and performances in the Village.

SCOUT STUDIOS: Scout specific hands-on studios are designed to fulfill some but not all of the badge, patch, and elective adventure requirements. Some requirements will need to be completed outside of the visit to Old Sturbridge Village.



When: Nov 12, 2016 2:45:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:45:00 )
Scout Day 2016

Our Scout Days offer you and your troop the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for Scouts 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.

Studio offerings to follow.

Pre-registration is required. Registration opens approximately one month in advance. Register for 50-minute hands-on studios: $5 per student (unless otherwise noted). Open to ages 5-17. In addition, $14 per child admission is required for all programs and includes demonstrations, games, and performances in the Village.

SCOUT STUDIOS: Scout specific hands-on studios are designed to fulfill some but not all of the badge, patch, and elective adventure requirements. Some requirements will need to be completed outside of the visit to Old Sturbridge Village.



When: Apr 9, 2016 2:45:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 14:45:00 )
Friend's Day 2016

In celebration of your continued support, and as a thank you to you, our valued Members and Friends, Old Sturbridge Village would like to invite you to take part in an exciting day full of exclusive members-only programming ranging multiple topics and interests throughout the museum. Also, please take the opportunity to join us for a luncheon in the Oliver Wight Tavern followed by our Annual Friends’ Day Meeting with the Village’s President and CEO Jim Donahue. Upon arrival at the Visitor Center, don’t forget to pick up your complementary raffle ticket to win Village-made prizes. The raffle will be drawn during the Friends’ Day Meeting; winners must be present to receive their prize.

Special Programming to follow.



When: Oct 1, 2016 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13 )
Evening of Illumination 2016

This is a special event is a once-a-year opportunity to see the Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, and firelight. An Evening of Illumination is a rare chance for visitors to experience what evening life was really like for New Englanders in the early 1800s.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes, are limited to 15 guests each, and leave from the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments, mulled cider, and a cash bar await at the Bullard Tavern to make the night complete.



When: Nov 5, 2016 8 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Nov 2016 08 )
Dig In; Field-to-Table 2016
A Harvest Season Celebration

Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of autumn color. 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.

Savor samples at field-to-table food demonstrations with renowned area chefs who will prepare iconic New England dishes, purchase a meal at a food court, and stroll through an exhibit of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers presented by home gardeners.

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

Exhibit Your Garden Harvest

Help save heirloom vegetable and flower varieties from extinction and celebrate with us at Old Sturbridge Village! The Annual Home Gardeners’ Exhibit will be held October 17–18, 2015 as a part of the Villagers “Dig In: A Field to Table Festival.”  More information coming soon!



When: Oct 8, 2016 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13 )
Historic Craft Classes - March 2016
Spend some time at OSV learning a historical craft.

Formerly known as Crafts at Close Range, these adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more.

Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece!

Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Museum Education building.

This March, classes are available in Decorative Floorcloths, Rugs in the Shaker Spirit, Standing Wool Rugs, Making a Hussif, Housewife, or Workpocket, Hearth Cooking I, Planning an Heirloom Garden, Making a Blanket Chest/Hope Chest, Basic Blacksmithing, Introduction to Lettercarving in Stone, and Introduction to Basketmaking.

Prices vary.

Registration required.

Log on to https://www.osv.org/event/historic-craft-classes-2016 for more information and to register.

When: Mar 5, 2016 12 AM to Mar 6, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00 )
Amy Herrera- Gregg Ackerman
This is the venue for the ORIGINAL Open Mic Night in Sturbridge, MA. Amy Herrera & Gregg Ackerman host a night of music and fun! Come share original songs or your favorite covers with the crowd, and be sure to jump in and sing along with friends! No cover - you just have to buy food and/or drink to take part. (A pass the hat will take place half way through the show to cover expenses of our hosts, but don't worry! Whatever you have is fine... even if it's just a note of encouragement!) Come play with us!

When: Aug 1, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18 )
Arts & Crafts
Do you like to work with your hands? Explore your artistic skills using early 19th-century techniques to create your own decorative coiled clay piece and make a painted keepsake.

When: Feb 17, 2016 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Member child: $180; Non-member child: $195 (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 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.

When: Mar 5, 2016 9 AM to Mar 5, 2016 4 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 09 )
Pintastic New England
WITH YOUR PAID ADMISSION *Over 200 Pinball Machines ALL FREE To Play* *Over 40 old school arcade favorites* *Best In Show Contest* *Door Prize Raffles* *Pinball machine Charity Raffle* *Pinball Tournaments* *Special Guest Speakers* *Over 20,000 sq ft outdoor space* *Pinball Repair Class**Over 20,000 Sq Ft A/C Indoor Space* *Gaming Lounge with Smash Bros Tournaments* Fun Activities for All the Kids!! *Face Painting* *Magician* *Balloon Animals* *Kids Pinball Tournament with Prizes* *Mini Golf* *Lake Front Beach* *Paddle Boats* *Swimming* *Volley Ball*

When: Jul 7, 2016 6 PM to Jul 7, 2016 11 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18 )
Celtic Celebrations at OSV
St. Patrick's Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 12-13.

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.

When: Mar 12, 2016 12 AM to Mar 13, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 00 )
Tin of Cards
Tin of Cards!  Go Home with this tin, filled with 16 fabulous cards! This gorgeous tin is filled with all the card bases, envelopes and accessories to make 16 stunning cards!   You can order this kit online through my store- HOWEVER, it does not include the Stamp Set (Tin of Cards), or ink pads.   If you were to re-create this kit at home, you would spend $53.70 in product alone, not including ink!!    I am offering this kit to YOU, my awesome clients for less than that! Plus, we get to make all of ours together and have fun! Early bird registrations will also get this extra pack of Epoxy stickers! A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life! This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it! When: Saturday, March 12th Time: 11:00 - 2:00 Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge) Early Bird ENDS February 14th! RSVP no later than February 28th! I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don't mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.  Space is limited, so only class attendees please.  ********************************************** The classroom is open for all crafters after class until 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to stay after class to work on your own projects, we'd love to have you.   There is NO CHARGE for staying to craft, but I do ask that you leave some change in our "Relay For Life" jar.  Ask me how you can get involved with joining Relay and raising money to fight cancer!   SPACE IS LIMITED!!!!!! First come, first served. Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.  In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!    

When: Mar 12, 2016 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11 )
Chocolate & Valentine's Weekend
Old-fashioned chocolate making, the birth of America's valentine industry, a display of antique valentines, and valentine-making will highlight Old Sturbridge Village's "Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines" celebration. The two-day event features a portrayal of Esther Howland, the pioneer of America's valentine card industry, who successfully built her New England Valentine Company in nearby Worcester, Massachusetts.

When: Feb 13, 2016 12 AM to Feb 14, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00 )
Winterfest
Celebrate winter with Old Sturbridge Village this February! WinterFest kicks off on Saturday, February 13 with a Chocolate and Valentines Weekend. See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates. Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. The festivity continues with Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. Learn various dances of the time, including contra dances and cotillions, which were forerunners of today's line dancing and square dancing. Take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots. And if your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 15! Throughout the week, enjoy hands-on crafts and special winter performances. Snow permitting, try out our sleds and enjoy a sleigh ride! You will also have the opportunity to watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings.Watch in the Small House what it would take to produce a year's worth of candles. On Saturday, February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village's Antique Sleigh Rally. The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including "Sleigh Dog" and "Currier & Ives."

When: Feb 13, 2016 12 AM to Feb 21, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00 )
Chocolate & Valentines Weekend
Come to Old Sturbridge Village on Valentine's Day weekend to learn about the history of chocolate and valentines through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Chocolate Making: Learn about the history of chocolate - from bean to beverage. OSV historians will demonstrate processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the original manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates. They will use a "metate" to grind freshly roasted chocolate "nibs" to make a hot, spiced chocolate drink. Learn the secret behind the 1824 recipe for "chocolate cake." Valentines: Children can make their own valentines and visitors of all ages can "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. Worcester resident Esther Howland was the daughter of a stationery maker and received an English valentine from one of her father's associates in 1847. Inspired to design her own, Esther originally hand-made valentines with friends in her family's home with paper lace and floral decorations imported from England. The business flourished as the popularity of these ornate and sentimental cards grew. Eventually she sold the business to the Whitney Valentine Company. Worcester was the center of the commercial valentine industry until World War II.

When: Feb 13, 2016 12 AM to Feb 14, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00 )
Independence Day Celebration
Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.

An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend when Old Sturbridge Village celebrates with the firing of a new reproduction cannon and a host of other patriotic activities. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, participate in a pie-eating contest, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence. A summer barbecue, prepared by the Village's own chef, will be available for purchase along with beer and wine; visitors may enjoy a picnic on the Common. Children and families will especially enjoy a little physical activity and friendly competition with  "Farm Yard Games."

An exciting feature to the Independence Day festivities is a reproduction cannon. The cannon has been in production for a few years, and is a working model of a so-called Heavy 3-Pounder, meant to fire 3-pound balls. The cast-iron cannon barrel was made in the 1970s by the LaPans Foundry in Hudson Falls, New York, and purchased by Old Sturbridge Village a few years ago. 

The cannon carriage has been a joint project among museum historians, staff, volunteers and outside consultants. Its styling and construction echoes that of the British cannon carriages commonly in use during the mid- to late-18th century. In Massachusetts, this old but proven design was used into the early 19th century by rural volunteer artillery companies in the militia. Using period images of these carriages and their construction, carpenter Jonathan Duvall, a volunteer at the Village, shaped and assembled the wood components of the carriage. Starting in November of last year, the Village's blacksmiths—led by Derek Heidemann—began the laborious task of researching, planning, and finally forging all the correct iron hardware for the carriage. Blacksmith Jymm Hoffman of Hoffman's Forge in Ambridge, Pennsylvania was called in to help the blacksmiths, as he is a specialist in iron hardware for cannon carriages of the period. Throughout the winter and spring, Village blacksmiths have continued to work closely with Duvall to fit all the necessary pieces of hardware to the wood.

Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizens' procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a giant reproduction of the document. Make your own tri-cornered hat to wear as you learn to drill with the Sturbridge Militia. Learn dances done by 19th-century Americans and play a game of "base ball." Watch music and other special performances on the Common.



When: Jul 2, 2016 4 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16 )
Mother's Day

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.
 
Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith, potter, and blacksmith make items for families and children.

Take a tour of the OSV gardens with a focus on medicinal plants used by mothers during the early 19th century.



When: May 8, 2016 11:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Free admission and a special gift just for moms (while supplies last) on Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village.

(Sun, 08 May 2016 11:45:00 )
Christmas Craft & Holiday Market Sturbridge
Christmas Craft & Holiday Market Sturbridge is happening on 25 Nov 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Gifts & Handicrafts industry.

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When: Nov 25, 2016 12 AM to Nov 27, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00 )
12th Annual Venture Wine & Beer Tasting
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: Nov 3, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $40.00 (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17 )
Neaas Show Sturbridge
Neaas Show Sturbridge is happening on 17 Jun 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs & Carnivals industry.

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When: Jun 17, 2016 12 AM to Jun 19, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00 )
Vintage Fashion And Textile Show
Vintage Fashion And Textile Show is happening on 09 May 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Textile, Fabrics & Yarns industry.

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When: May 9, 2016 12 AM to May 9, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 09 May 2016 00 )
SWAMP THINGS: Installation & Restoration of Temporary Wetland Crossings
E X H I B I T O R S :  enter promotional code STexpo to access the correct form and instructions. S P O N S O R S :   enter promotional code STsponsor to access the correct form and instructions.   S P E A K E R S :   enter promotional code STspeak to access the correct form and instructions.   Registration for CPESC Review is handled by EnviroCert International, Inc. (ECI) on the ECI website - do not register on EventBrite.   ECI will send us your information.  For more info, see CPESC REVIEW, below.             2016 Winter Conference INSTALLATION and RESTORATION of TEMPORARY WETLAND CROSSINGS Timber “swamp” mats have been used for decades by forestry and linear energy projects to facilitate low-impact, temporary equipment access across wetlands and waterways.  Composite material products emerged more recently; installation methods and other project elements are changing in response.  Meanwhile, federal, state and local regulations governing temporary wetland crossings in southern New England have evolved; and requirements for the same project may vary by location. S W A M P   T H I N G S  will bring together regional experts in the fields of energy transmission management, wetland crossing construction and the various levels of environmental regulation to describe how wetland crossings are designed, permitted, constructed and restored.  Manufacturers and suppliers of timber and composite mat systems will exhibit and promote their products as solutions to access issues.  The program will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, concerns and hopefully solutions. Click on links below for more information about SWAMP THINGS:   tri-fold flyer    6-page brochure     swcssnec.org/winter      REGISTRATION FEES include breakfast, coffee and lunch ~ WAIVED for Speakers PRESENTIONS SWCS Member          $50                  Non-member             $65 * Government            $50                   Student                     $35 * Group Discount:  Register 3, Get 1 FREE 25% off the Non-Member rate when ANY group of 4 or more register together ($48.75 each).  Promotional code required; please contact Christine at (774) 207-7526 or info@swcssnec.org.     BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL for first-time SWCS membership Professional       $140                 Student**       $50    Includes 1 year SWCS & SNEC Membership and registration at a discounted rate **Per SWCS, min 12 credits/semester to qualify.  EXHIBITORS: $350 - to be paid by check via USPS   Enter promotional code STexpo to access the correct form and instructions. For more information, go to swcssnec.org/winter/exhibitors SPONSORS:  rates vary - to be paid by check via USPS Enter promotional code STsponsor to access the correct form and instructions. For more information, go to swcssnec.org/winter/sponsorship    CPESC REVIEW: Note:  The CPESC Review session runs later than the rest of the SWAMP THINGS program. Fee:  $250* + cost of workbook (purchased from ECI directly) includes ECI's $50 registration fee; Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch; and access to Exhibits Registration for CPESC Review is handled by EnviroCert International, Inc. (ECI) on the ECI website - do not register on EventBrite.   For details and to register, please go to http://www.envirocertintl.org/resources/eventdetail.asp?EventID=3478.  ECI will pass your registration information along to us. Registration must be received by ECI by their Cutoff Date: 3/1/2016 Click on links below for more information about SWAMP THINGS:   tri-fold flyer     6-page brochure     swcssnec.org/winter            

When: Mar 11, 2016 8 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08 )
Get a Head Start on Birthday Cards for the Year!
Do you want to get a head start on Birthday cards this year?  When it comes to birthdays, we tend to want to make it a special day to remember for the birthday recipient.  Most of us love handmade but struggle to find the time or know what to buy.  Let me help you!  In this step by step guided class, you'll be wowed by the inspiration you'll get for people of all ages from 1-100 and beyond!  You'll create 6 clever cards using all new products from the Stampin' Up! 2016 catalog.  So many fun ideas, grab the early bird pricing and get to make the  2 additional cards below! A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life! This class will also include a PDF for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it! When: Saturday, February 13th Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge) Early Bird Pricing ENDS January 13th! RSVP no later than January 31st I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don't mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.  Space is limited, so only class attendees please.  ********************************************** The classroom is open for all crafters after class until 6:00 p.m.  If you would like to stay after class to work on your own projects, we'd love to have you.   There is NO CHARGE for staying to craft, but I do ask that you leave some change in our "Relay For Life" jar.  Ask me how you can get involved with joining Relay and raising money to fight cancer!   SPACE IS LIMITED!!!!!! First come, first served. Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.  In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!    

When: Feb 13, 2016 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11 )
Chocolate & Valentines Weekend
Come to Old Sturbridge Village on Valentine's Day weekend to learn about the history of chocolate and valentines through demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Chocolate Making:
Learn about the history of chocolate - from bean to beverage.

OSV historians will demonstrate processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the original manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates.

They will use a 'metate' to grind freshly roasted chocolate 'nibs' to make a hot, spiced chocolate drink.

Learn the secret behind the 1824 recipe for 'chocolate cake.'

Valentines:
Children can make their own valentines and visitors of all ages can 'meet' the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States.

Worcester resident Esther Howland was the daughter of a stationery maker and received an English valentine from one of her father's associates in 1847.

Inspired to design her own, Esther originally hand-made valentines with friends in her family's home with paper lace and floral decorations imported from England.

The business flourished as the popularity of these ornate and sentimental cards grew.

Eventually she sold the business to the Whitney Valentine Company.

Worcester was the center of the commercial valentine industry until World War II.

When: Feb 13, 2016 12 AM to Feb 14, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00 )
Lisa Martin
Full band show! Music til 10pm

When: Jun 26, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18 )
Take a Closer Look: Historic Archeology
The David Wight Farm

Combining documentary research with archeological excavation revealed how the land that became Old Sturbridge Village was used as a family farm for over 150 years. Meets at the Visitor Center.

Take a Closer Look is a monthly program open to all OSV Members. Held on the second Saturday of each month, this program invites a closer look with a Village specialist.  Programs last approximately 30 minutes. 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 8, 2016 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10 )
Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Shows
Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Shows is happening on 10 May 2016 at BrimField Town Hall Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Antiques & Philately industry.

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When: May 10, 2016 12 AM to May 15, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 May 2016 00 )
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show is happening on 11 Sep 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Toys & Games industry.

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When: Sep 11, 2016 12 AM to Sep 12, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00 )
Celtic Celebrations
St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 12-13. 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.

When: Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to Mar 12, 2016 4 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17) (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09 )
Firearm & Knife Show & Sale
Firearm & Knife Show & Sale is happening on 30 Apr 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs & Carnivals industry.

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When: Apr 30, 2016 12 AM to Apr 30, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00 )
CRAFT: Beers & Trades

More than a dozen craft brewers from throughout New England will serve mouth-watering beer and hard cider samples in a spectacular beer garden, while guest tradespeople will demonstrate their exquisite work and sell their wares. In the historic Village, see 19th century craft demonstrations. Guests may purchase beer and a meal at a special barbecue. More details to come soon!



When: Sep 10, 2016 8:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:15:00 )
Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival
Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival is happening on 11 Mar 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Lifestyle & Fashion industry.

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When: Mar 11, 2016 12 AM to Mar 13, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00 )
Pre-Concert Talk (Prior to Juilliard Quartet concert)
Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening. Free for ticketholders.

When: Mar 20, 2016 2 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14 )
Scout Day

Old Sturbridge Village offers hands-on studio programs designed for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts. Each program provides the information and resources to earn badges; beginning in the Studio, followed by time within the Village and completing at home.

Girls will get their hands on history during activities led by a museum teacher in our dynamic education center or within the museum. Studios are 50-minutes unless otherwise noted. The following studios are designed to provide the information and resources to earn all three steps. Up to 10 participants per Studio.

More details to come soon!



When: Apr 9, 2016 8:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:15:00 )
Freedom Week

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. More details to come soon!



When: Jun 13, 2016 4 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16 )
Family Farm Fest

Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how they are applicable to today’s farmers and even backyard gardeners. Kids will even have a chance to try their hand at seasonal chores!

Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets.  Compete in our Farm Yard Games, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band.  Visit with Teamsters from around New England and meet their Oxen, learn about the animals that powered 19th century agriculture Abigail Gehring, and Laura Ingalls Wilder will be with us on the weekdays!

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



When: Apr 16, 2016 8:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:15:00 )
Antique Car Rally

Vintage vehicles spanning more than 50 years of transportation history will roll into Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, June 13 as the museum celebrates its annual Antique Car Rally. More than 100 antique cars will be on display during the day. The highlight of the event is the grand procession of antique vehicles through the Village at 3:30 p.m.

There will be an assortment of pre-1946 cars representing a variety of makes and models including steam engine cars.

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

See a slideshow!  Classic Cars Evoke America's Post-World War II Drive-Through Culture

Today people are often surprised to learn that when Old Sturbridge Village first opened in 1946, it wasn't just a walking Village — it was a driving Village. Visitors could actually drive their cars into the Village and tour by auto, motoring past the Blacksmith Shop and around the Common to view its historic stores, shops, homes and churches.

What seems odd now was perfectly normal in post-World War II America. During the war, gasoline was rationed, and automobile production ceased as factories turned out Jeeps, planes, and tanks. After these wartime deprivations, there was pent-up demand for all kinds of consumer goods — especially cars. The country embraced the drive-through culture, and Americans loved their new automobiles.

Auto-touring at Old Sturbridge Village was short-lived, however, due to rising attendance at the Village, and ceased in 1949. But OSV visitors still love antique and classic cars, and the Village salutes its early heritage by hosting its annual Antique Car Rally for autos from 1946 and earlier.



When: Jun 11, 2016 3:45:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:45:00 )
Hunt's Photo Walk: Olde Sturbridge Village
Join instructor Don Toothaker on a walking tour of Olde Sturbridge Village where he will discuss Subject Development, Image Composition, Portraiture, HDR, Black and White Photography, and Architectural Photography. Located an hour west of Boston, Sturbridge Village is a proud replication of an 18th century New England town. Sturbridge Village is a living history museum that features many authentic period buildings and homes to explore and enjoy. The village is also inhabited by re-enactors who provide colorful insight to life in New England during the 18th century. Sturbridge Village is a wonderful destination for a multitude of photographic opportunities as well as a glimpse into a bygone era.   Photographers of all skill levels are welcome.   Attendees should have: Digital Camera   Suggested Items Attendees should have: Tripod (strongly suggested) Various lenses Extra memory cards Extra camera battery

When: Feb 20, 2016 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09 )
Pacific Island Day at Battleship Cove
Journey to the Pacific Islands and seas where the battleship and PT Boats spent time during World War II. Come ashore and explore with great activities and events for the whole family.

During February vacation, families can spend a day aboard Battleship Cove's historic vessels. Learn how to tie knots, fold the American flag, and more!

When: Feb 20, 2016 12 AM to Feb 20, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00 )
Lisa Martin
Great good and live music 7-10pm Folk, rock, country, blues. Originals and covers.

When: Feb 20, 2016 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19 )
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. Typical 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 17, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

$125 per person ($95 for OSV Members) Sorry, this evening is sold out. 


(Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17 )
Arts and Crafts - Discovery Adventure
Do you like to work with your hands? Explore your artistic skills using early 19th-century techniques to create your own decorative coiled clay piece and make a painted keepsake. "Arts and Crafts" is a three day, costumed adventure for children ages 6-9 and 10-14 during February Vacation. Member child: $180 Non-member child: $195

When: Feb 17, 2016 12 AM to Feb 19, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00 )
Career Workshop
Ever wonder how your behavior or personality fits with your career development? Are you realistic or artistic? Investigative or social? Join us for a free Holland Code Assessment to find out your work personality! Unlock hidden traits and learn how you can utilize these new skills in the workplace.

When: Feb 13, 2016 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11 )
2016 Spring REAL Sturbridge Recreation Soccer Program (Sturbridge)
REAL Futbol Training has partnered up with Sturbridge Recreation to run a 2015 Spring Soccer Program. We will provide the coaches again this Spring.  Register online only. Please make sure you order your free shirt. For more info, please contact Jen Bailey at sturbridgetrysoccer@yahoo.com or Tip at realfutboltraining@gmail.com.   Field Directions: Town Barn New Boston Road Extension ° Sturbridge, MA 01566 Follow Route 20 West into Sturbridge (alternate: Mass Pike to the Route 20 West/Sturbridge exit). Take a left onto Route 131 (East Main Street). Follow E. Main about 1/2 mile, turn right onto New Boston Extention (the road in between the bank & 84 overpass). Follow New Boston Extention about 1/2 mile. The road ends at the town maintenance buildings. You should see a sign for the ball field. The road turns into a dirt road to the end. At the end of the dirt road, there is a cul-de-sac where you can park.   Schedule (8 weeks) We will start the week after April Vacation. Pre-Kickers (2.5-4 year olds)   Wednesdays evenings only (5:00pm to 5:45pm) Activities, no games Junior 6 (5-6 year olds)  Wednesdays evenings only (6:00pm to 6:45pm) Activities and games if possible Junior 8 (7-8 year olds) Go to here to sign up through Stubridge Recreation Soccer. They are providing a U8 program this Spring. Junior 10 (9-10 year olds) Go to TRY Soccer to register.  They are offering travel soccer for recreation players. Senior 12 (11-12 year olds) Go to TRY Soccer to register.  They are offering travel soccer for recreation players. Please Bring the Following: T-Shirts are provided Shin guards are mandatory Soccer cleats are recommended (Pre-Kickers and Junior 6 do not need cleats) Shorts Soccer socks that cover shin guards Water Ball

When: Apr 27, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17 )

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