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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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The Big Dipper Ice Cream Festival!
Join us for an all-you-can-eat ice cream event at Elm Park in Worcester! $5 for ages 10 & up, $2 for 4-9, and free for ages 3 and under! Ice Cream ~ Raffles & Prizes ~ Fun & Games ~ Food & More! (Rain or Shine) All proceeds go directly to Children's Friend Inc., Worcester's oldest child and family service agency, providing services such as adoption, and mental health and grief counseling.

When: Jun 25, 2016 10 AM to Jun 25, 2016 5 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10 )
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 )
CRAFT: Beers + Trades

Our wildly popular new event returns this fall! Historic interpreters will present 19th-century craft demonstrations, while dozens craft brewers from throughout New England serve samples of their finest, small-batch, mouth-watering beers and hard ciders in a spectacular beer garden. Meanwhile, 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!

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When: Sep 10, 2016 8:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:15:00 )
Lisa Martin
Full band show! Music til 10pm

When: Jun 26, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18 )
Crafts Fair Sturbridge
Crafts Fair Sturbridge is happening on 23 Oct 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs & Carnivals industry.

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When: Oct 23, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00 )
Remembering Love with Joanne Gerber and Karen Paolino
An afternoon of connecting with loved ones passed through a Demonstration of Spirit Communication and learning to connect to our loved ones through Soul Mediumship

When: Sep 10, 2016 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13 )
The Original Wedding Expo-Sturbridge
The Original Wedding Expo-Sturbridge is happening on 13 Nov 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Wedding & Bridal industry.

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When: Nov 13, 2016 12 AM to Nov 13, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00 )
Historic Craft Classes November 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.

 Decorative Floorcloths

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
November 6, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

A “floorcloth” is a painted canvas alternative to a more expensive carpet. These durable, colorful floor coverings were popular in 19th century America and fit well into both traditional and modern rooms. Participants also learn how to take a design and adapt it for use on their future projects. Participants will finish a 24” x 36” floorcloth.

Instructor:
Nancy Sherren is a decorative arts painter who operates her business from her home, the 1793 Morris Brown House in Providence, RI, a National Register House.  She has studied early American Decoration at Rhode Island School of Design and the Fuller Craft Museum.  A retired school teacher, Nancy has been engaged in research and application of early American design and preservation for nearly 20 years.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$50 (Payable directly to instructor on the day of the course.)

 Intro to Basketmaking

November 6, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Learn to weave your own 19th century style basket using simple tools. Beginners will learn about the different materials that were used in the process and will be able to go home with a finished basket.

Instructor:
Claire Williams has been weaving baskets for thirty years.  She volunteers and interprets this craft and its history at Old Sturbridge Village. She works with traditional materials, black ash and reed to create New England and Nantucket woven vessels.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$25 

ADVISORY:
All materials and tools will be included.  Lunch will break from 12 to 1. You may find it helpful to wear an apron, but this is not necessary.

 Basic Blacksmithing

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Learn about the shaping of iron and steel with fire and hammer! Students learn the basic techniques and operations of Blacksmithing by fashioning hooks and nails.

Instructor:
Tim Dauphinais has smithed for over 30 years. He has taught beginner and advance blacksmithing classes for almost as long.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15 

Advisory:
Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you do not mind ruining.

 Woolen Christmas Ornaments and Garlands

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Learn to recycle worn or unused wool cloth into heirlooms with simple sewn stitches. By adapting techniques from the early 1800’s learn to center shirr wool garlands, with rolled wool beads and sewn wool flowers. We will also make whimsical woolen sheep and lovely woolen ornaments decorated with ribbons and beads to create memory  pieces for your tree. Just bring along a pair of scissors, and a kit of needles, threads, cut wool fabric, and objects for embellishments.

Instructor:
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art. 

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$20 
 HOOKED!

November 6, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Pulling fibers through a woven foundation to create a utilitarian rug. We will learn two different techniques using a simple hook. We will start a simple primitive piece pulling half inch wool fabric through a canvas to make a simple pictorial piece of historic flowers, leaves and vines. This will make hooked loops of fabric on you surface.  Besides rug hooking we will learn Tambour which pulls fibers through the canvas but lays down your stitch on the surface as a chain of loops  through another loop to make our vines. Other stitches will be demonstrated that could be used in your piece to vary your textures. Just bring along a pair of scissors and a kit of a hook, cut wool fabric and yarns and a foundation and a hoop will be provided.

Instructor:
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art. 

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$20 

 Introduction to Pottery (in the Pottery Production studio)

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Through working on pottery wheels, participants will learn a variety of fundamental techniques.  Finished pottery will be fired in the OSV kiln to be retrieved at a later date.

Instructor:
Mark Capone is the Program and Exhibit Lead of Pottery Production here at OSV and has decades of experience making pots.  He began learning this craft at the Village and is known for his immense knowledge and skill of the craft.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15

ADVISORY:
Wear layers of comfortable disposable clothing.

 Poultry Harvesting

November 6, 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Learn to harvest a chicken from plucking to cleaning and a bit about 19th century butchering in the process. Each participant will bring home a chicken ready to cook for the holiday season, by the end of the class.

Instructor:
Victoria Haynes is the Program and Exhibit Manager of the Freeman Farmhouse & Sewing Program here at OSV. She has a degree in illustration, art history, and art education from Montserrat College of Art.  Victoria’s talent and skill are beyond her young years.

Fee:
Members: $55; Non-members: $70

Materials:
$10 

 Celebrate! Cooking for the Holidays OSV Style

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

19th century New Englanders celebrated a different array of holidays. Prepare foods that were enjoyed on July 4th picnics, at Weddings, and of course Thanksgiving (and more!)

Instructor:
Linda Oakley has interpreted at Old Sturbridge Village for over 30 years.  She specializes in household crafts and foodways.  Join her for an in-depth look at the history, the skills and tools necessary, and the materials used then and now.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15 

 Introduction to Spinning

November 6, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

In this class for beginning spinners, we will explore different techniques used to transform wool into yarn. Try your hand at carding wool and spinning with a drop spindle, treadle wheel, and wool wheel. You will also learn about other tools used to process yarn.

Instructor:
Linda Oakley has interpreted at Old Sturbridge Village for over 30 years.  She specializes in household crafts and foodways.  Join her for an in-depth look at the history, the skills and tools necessary, and the materials used then and now.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15 

 Making a Table

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM & November 6, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Gathering friends and family around a kitchen table is a time honored New England tradition.  While other rooms might be used for a variety of social circumstances, the kitchen was both hearth and soul of a functioning New England household.  A table provided a much needed surface for food preparation and preservation as well as eating meals, especially during the cool autumn months and winter. 

Participants in this woodworking class will produce a simple, functional pine table using historical mortise and tenon pegged joinery based on examples in the Old Sturbridge Village Collections. Since concepts of comfortable heights have changed since the Village period, participants will have the option of producing a table with height that can be used comfortably as a modern kitchen island, or dining table or writing height, or coffee table height, depending upon their preference.  If desired an additional kit can be provided to create a larger dining table for festive occasions.  By participating in this woodworking class, participants will learn about traditional mortise and tenon joinery and pegged construction, view a variety of different tables used in the historic exhibits at Old Sturbridge Village and learn about a number of historically accurate finishes for completing their own table.

Instructor:
John D. Baron is a historical woodworker, historian, and educator.  He grew up visiting Old Sturbridge Village each year and after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a History with Distinction degree, his first job was at Old Sturbridge Village where he learned historical cabinetmaking, coopering and post and beam construction methods.  Much of the reproduction furniture used at Old Sturbridge Village was produced by him. 

Fee:
$205 members; $255 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$75 

 Forge a Cooking Trivet

November 6, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Trivets were an essential part of Village period cookware and came in many forms. In this class, participants will have a chance to make their own trivet. This project is an exercise in welding, riveting, punching, and general forging techniques. PREVIOUS BLACKSMITHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Instructor:
Derek Heidemann is the Coordinator of Men’s Crafts here at OSV and has been practicing traditional methods of blacksmithing since 2001. He is also the owner of Resurrection Iron Works.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15 

Advisory:
Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you do not mind ruining.Primitive Firemaking

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Ages 16+Learn about fire making techniques from primitive periods to modern times. Increase your confidence and skill in using fire as a heat source, tool and friend. Make a proper tinder bundle that will work with any ignition source, carve a bow drill and practice making a coal, learn other friction techniques, become acquainted with some modern methods such as: ferrous rods, magnesium fire starters, flint steel and char cloth, to light the bundle, learn about fire sets and their uses.

Instructor:
The son of Naturalists, Ethan Choiniere is a lifelong outdoorsman who furthered his training at the Maine Primitive Skills School. He has taught survival skills for four years.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$10 

Advisory:
This class is held entirely outdoors unless there is serious weather. Be prepared for weather. Ages 16+

 Introduction to Lettercarving in Stone

November 5, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Students with an interest in lettering, stone carving and/or 18th-century gravestones will learn a bit of historical background about the craft as well as how to do it. With a mallet and chisel, students will try their hand at carving letters with techniques used by Roman masons and Colonial American farmers alike. Simple ornamentation will be addressed and, time permitting, attempted.

Instructor:
Jesse Marsolais’ work in letterpress printing and lettering in stone is informed by the traditional apprenticeships he was able to pursue in each craft, first under John Kristensen at Boston's Firefly Press, then under Nicholas Benson at The John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island. The careful transmission of classical principles and processes enabled by the master/apprentice relationship is critical to the accurate preservation of traditional crafts. Having benefited immensely from this unique educational experience, he is eager to pay it forward.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$65 (includes a 1-lb mallet and one carving chisel)



When: Nov 5, 2016 3:45:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Nov 2016 15:45:00 )
Historic Craft Classes September 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.

View November Historic Craft Classes.Decorative Floorcloths

September 17, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
September 18, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

A “floorcloth” is a painted canvas alternative to a more expensive carpet. These durable, colorful floor coverings were popular in 19th century America and fit well into both traditional and modern rooms. Participants also learn how to take a design and adapt it for use on their future projects. Participants will finish a 24” x 36” floorcloth.

Instructor:
Nancy Sherren is a decorative arts painter who operates her business from her home, the 1793 Morris Brown House in Providence, RI, a National Register House.  She has studied early American Decoration at Rhode Island School of Design and the Fuller Craft Museum.  A retired school teacher, Nancy has been engaged in research and application of early American design and preservation for nearly 20 years.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$50 (Payable directly to instructor on the day of the course.)

 Intro to Basketmaking

September 18, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Learn to weave your own 19th century style basket using simple tools. Beginners will learn about the different materials that were used in the process and will be able to go home with a finished basket.

Instructor:
Claire Williams has been weaving baskets for thirty years.  She volunteers and interprets this craft and its history at Old Sturbridge Village. She works with traditional materials, black ash and reed to create New England and Nantucket woven vessels.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$25 

ADVISORY:
All materials and tools will be included.  Lunch will break from 12 to 1. You may find it helpful to wear an apron, but this is not necessary.

 Standing Wool Rugs

September 18, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

This workshop is about recycling and repurposing the smallest of wool scraps into folk art rugs. We will use a five inch shirring needle and heavy thread to sew wool strips and manipulate them in various ways to stand them on end to stand alone and make a thick plush rug or mat. We will cover standing wools, center shirring, beaded wools, caterpillar braids, and several other methods to make a sample piece for a table mat, chair seat or to go on to making a larger rug. You will leave with the skills to go on to recycle your worn or unused wool clothing into true heirloom memory rugs.

Instructor:
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$20 

 Penny Rugs: Wool on Wool Applique

September 17, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

In the early 1800’s thrifty homemakers would recycle worn textiles into folk art designs to create decorative bedcoverings, table mats and mantel pieces to adorn their home. Most designs were made of layers of circles of wool traced from coins, hence the penny rug. Other pieces used images of fruits, flowers, houses, and animals that were drawn to create a colorful canvas to brighten their home. With this wool on wool process, we will use a blanket stitch and other decorative stitches to embellish our unique piece. We will add other historic techniques such as shirred vines and chenille shirred borders. Just bring along a pair of scissors and a complete kit will be supplied of wools, threads, and needles to complete your sample piece.

Instructor:
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art. 

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$20 
 Bread Making

September 18, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Learn how to make hearth-baked bread and an early 19th century cheese spread.

Instructor:
Ryan Beckman is the Program and Exhibit Manager of Historic Foodways and the Hearthside Bounty program here at OSV. Her passion and specialty are historic food ways – the history and science behind these kitchen traditions.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15 

 Coopering

September 17, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM & September 18, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Making a wooden bucket with no nails or glue is quite a trick. Using traditional tools and techniques each participant will make a pine bucket to take home.

Instructor:
Phil Eckert has worked at Old Sturbridge Village in a number of capacities for almost 35 years.  He is currently the Program and Exhibit Manager of Tin Production, the Bank, the Law Office, and the Firearms Program.  Prior to coming to the Village, Phil worked as a cabinet maker and as a restorer of gilt picture frames.

Fee:
$205 members; $255 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$60 

ADVISORY:
Previous woodworking experience is strongly recommended.

 Basic Blacksmithing

September 17, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Learn about the shaping of iron and steel with fire and hammer! Students learn the basic techniques and operations of Blacksmithing by fashioning hooks and nails.

Instructor:
Tim Dauphinais has smithed for over 30 years. He has taught beginner and advance blacksmithing classes for almost as long.

Fee:
$105 members; $130 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$15 

Advisory:
Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you do not mind ruining.

 

View November Historic Craft Classes.



When: Sep 17, 2016 3 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15 )
Historic Craft Classes July 2016
Forging the Blacksmith’s Tool Kit

July 8, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM, July 9, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM, & July 10, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

One of the great benefits of being a smith is having the ability to make your own tools. This three day course will take participants through making a variety of tools that are essential parts of the smith’s tool kit. These tools will include chisels, punches, tongs, a hammer and more. THIS WILL BE A VERY DIFFICULT CLASS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PREVIOUS BLACKSMITHING EXPERIENCE. TAKING ONE OF OUR OTHER BLACKSMITHING CLASSES BEFORE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

Instructor:
Derek Heidemann is the Coordinator of Men’s Crafts here at OSV and has been practicing traditional methods of blacksmithing since 2001. He is also the owner of Resurrection Iron Works.

Fee:
$310 members; $385 nonmembers

Materials Fee:
$50 

 

View September Historic Craft Classes.
View November Historic Craft Classes.



When: Jul 8, 2016 4:15:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:15:00 )
Militia: Apprentices Ages 11-14

An introduction to the customs and traditions of early New England militia. Try training as a young person in the 1830s and learn the discipline, drills, target practice, arms, clothing and personal equipment that were required. Also try some authentic camp cooking at your militia's outdoor camp, and traditional fife music. Participants will take on roles of real 18th and 19th century Sturbridge militia or retired Revolution military men in this costumed Summer Adventure. 

See other Summer Adventure offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount applies

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 4, 2016 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 4-8 here.

Register for August 1-5 here. 

(Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11 )
Playful Pastimes: Peddlers Ages 8-10

Life in the 1830s wasn’t all work. Learn about the toys and games that kept children entertained in the past in this costumed Summer Adventure. Try your hand at Les graces and playing traditional schoolyard games, make some of your own traditional games to take home.

See other Summer Adventures offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount may apply

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 4, 2016 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 4-8 here.

Register for July 25-29 here. 

(Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:15:00 )
Ox Tales: Ages 6-7

Using such stories as Donald Hall’s beloved tale Ox-Cart Man, learn about the people and activities that made up farm life in the 1830s. Activities this year include being in costume, meeting the hard-working oxen and cows of the Village, dipping candles, performing a shadow puppet show, churning butter, and making a special 19th-century toy.

See other Summer Adventures offerings here. 



When: Jul 4, 2016 10:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 4-8 here.

Register for July 18-22 here.

Register for August 1-5 here. 

(Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:45:00 )
Dirty Jobs: Apprentices Ages 11-14

Discover just how dirty life in the 1830s really was!  From helping farmers around the barn, cleaning wool, and garden work experience first-hand the messy chores of the past in this costumed Summer Adventure. 

See other Summer Adventure offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount applies

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 18, 2016 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 18-22 here. 

(Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11 )
Wooly Wonders: Peddlers Ages 8-10

How does wool transform from a sheep’s winter coat to a ball of yarn? Dabble in the history of textile production by learning how wool is treated after it has been shorn in this costume discovery adventure.  Kids will dye a wool sample, practice weaving, and even meet the wooly wonders themselves—the village sheep!

See other Summer Adventure offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount may apply

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 18, 2016 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 18-22 here.

Register for August 1-5 here. 

(Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:15:00 )
Outdoor Explorers: Peddlers Ages 8-10

Join the ranks of naturalists and explorers of the early nineteenth century by adventuring in the “uncharted land”  of early America in this costumed Summer Adventure. Make tools and learn orientation skills to prepare for the journey, cook food over a camp fire, and record your findings along the way.

See other Summer Adventure offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount may apply

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 11, 2016 11:15:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 11-15 here. 

(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:15:00 )
Journeymen: Ages 14-17

Take on the role of a 19th-century teen, learn the work of young men and women of this time period. Three mornings a week, learn and work alongside our highly-skilled men and women in Village exhibits through rotating station placements. You will also share the experience of preparing and enjoying a 19th-century meal with your fellow Journeymen.

See other Summer Adventures offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount applies

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 11, 2016 2:45:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 11-15 here. 

(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:45:00 )
Home and Hearth: Apprentices Ages 11-14

How did children contribute to the daily upkeep of a household in the 1830s? Learnin this costumed Summer Adventure how to make kitchen tools such as whisks, cook historical food in a brick hearth, and experience some typical daily tasks done in the home and at the farm.

See other Summer Adventure offerings here. 

10% multiple child discount applies

Refund Policy

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

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

Information letter

Registration Completion Forms

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



When: Jul 11, 2016 11 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Regsiter for July 11-15 here. 

Regsiter for July 25-29 here. 

(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11 )
Fuzzy Friends: Abcedarians Ages 6-7

Why was livestock so important to New Englanders in the early 19th century? Find out by exploring the life of a different farm animal every day of the week. After meeting the sheep, cows, chickens, pigs, and horses that live in the Village and being in costume, learn how to tell a good egg from a bad egg, and the reason that blacksmiths are so important to keeping horses healthy. 

See other Summer Adventures offerings here. 



When: Jul 11, 2016 10:45:00 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost:

Prior to March 31, 2016:
Per Person $300;  OSV Members $275
After March 31, 2016:
Per Person $325; OSV Members $300

Register for July 11-14 here.

Register for July 25-29 here. 

(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:45:00 )
DIVA / FIVE PLAY / The DIVA Jazz Trio- Sherrie Maricle
JAZZ MASTERCLASSES: Improvisation, led by: Sherrie Maricle Watch, and learn along with the jazz camp students about the “Art of Making it Up–Improvisation.”

When: Aug 19, 2016 2 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14 )
DIVA / FIVE PLAY / The DIVA Jazz Trio- FIVE PLAY
http://rockportmusic.org/community-concerts/ Family Concert series - note performance start time!

When: Aug 20, 2016 10 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10 )
FALL 2016 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: Sturbridge Common 6 Chamberlain Ave, Sturbridge, MA 01566 Across the street from the Public House Restaurant   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: Sep 7, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17 )
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 )
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 )
Tammy Trent
Age Limit: All Ages

Tammy Trent



When: Nov 17, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18 )
Vintage Fashion And Textile Show
Vintage Fashion And Textile Show is happening on 05 Sep 2016 at Sturbridge Host Hotel Sturbridge, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Lifestyle & Fashion industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Sep 5, 2016 12 AM to Sep 5, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00 )
Bay Path University - Sturbridge Campus Instant Action Event
Join us at the Sturbridge Campus for an Admissions Instant Action Event. Bring your transcripts and receive an admissions decision on the spot. We will review our One-Day-A-Week Saturday program, along with the Admissions Process and Financial Aid.

When: Sep 21, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17 )
Lisa Martin
One of my favorite haunts! Most comfortable bar in Central MA! Music 'til 10pm

When: Sep 17, 2016 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19 )
Independence Day Celebration
Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun! The festivities will include opportunities to take part in the citizens’ parade, march with the militia, participate in a pie-eating contest, and play 19th century baseball or Farm Yard Games. Visitors will be in awe as costumed historians fire a reproduction cannon. Guests can also learn 19th century dances and listen to special performances on the Common. 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. 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. Make this Fourth of July one that will go down in history!

When: Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to Jul 2, 2016 5 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09 )
The Nudie Suits


When: Aug 7, 2016 2 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Aug 2016 14 )
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.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

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 )
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 )
4 Day Soccer Program 2016 REAL Footopia Soccer (July 25-28)
REAL Fútbol Training teams up with Footopia Soccer to create a week long program that aims to provide a fun and active environment. Our goal is to provide high level training by imparting our foot skills, love and passion for the game. Mistakes are a part of learning. Players will gain confidence with the ball and begin to develop as an attacking player. Check out our photos and like us on Facebook. Training Focus The primary focus of all of our sessions is to build each student's personal skills at the earliest age possible. Our program is designed for each player to have a ball at their feet at all times, maximizing touches on the ball, and developing confidence with the ball. Our Trainers Our dynamic coaches adjust their coaching approach to each player's learning style. We engage players by asking them questions, show visual demostrations, rehearse the skills with them, and then go live.  When we scrimmage, we encourage mixed age group to play and mentor younger players in a safe and controlled environment. Our trainers have experience in college, HS, premier and recreation soccer venues.  We understand children and their learning potential and have the ability to bring out the best out of our players.  As the founder of Footopia Soccer, Amphone Keovongmanysar (Columbia University Women's Assistant Coach) is an outstanding coach and his loyalty and dedication has helped make this camp great. An experienced coach, Keovongmanysar earned an advanced national license from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2001. He obtained an English FA Youth Coaching certificate in 2005 and holds an NSCAA Youth Diploma and United States Soccer Federation Youth License and national “B” license. In November 2004, the multi-talented coach acted as the interpretor for the United States’ U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Thailand. From 1997-2000, Keovongmanysar was a coach in the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program. Enrollment Options (Full Day or Half Day) Pre-Kickers (2.5-4 yrs old) - 45 minutes per day Junior 6 (4-6 yrs old) - 1 hour only per day Junior 8 (7-8 yrs old) Junior 10 (9-10 yr old) Senior 12 (11-12 old) Senior 14 (13-14 old) Advance (H.S. Players)  Schedule (Pre-Kickers) Monday to Thursday (Friday is make up day) - Last day all players will stay for the full day. 1 pm to 1:45 pm Schedule (Junior 6) Monday to Thursday (Friday is make up day) - Last day all players will stay for the full day. 1 pm to 2 pm Schedule (Junior 8 to Advance) Monday to Thursday (Friday is make up day) - Last day all players will stay for the full day. 9am to 11am (Technical training) 11am to 12pm (World Cup Tournament each day with Vuvuzelas and noise makers) 12pm to 1pm (Lunch provided for Full Day players. Players are welcome to bring their own lunch) 1pm to 2pm (Recreation Park Activities include swimming in the river, water fights with balloons and water guns, end of the camp raffles, etc) 2pm to 3pm small/large sided games (scrimmages) Please Bring the Following: T-Shirt provided for players Shin guards are mandatory Sandals/Flip Flops/Indoor/Outdoor Soccer shoes Shorts/sweat pants -Change of clothes Soccer socks that cover shin guards Water Bottles (for drink refills) Medication  Policy Camp Cancellation (per organization) - players will receive a full refund Cancellation (per player) - Pro-rated fee based on days attended, minus $25 admin fee.  In an event where players are injured, we will waive the $25 admin fee as a courtesy. Friday is Make-up day for any days we cancel due to bad weather. Updates are available on Facebook, Twitter and you will receive an email from us (check spam folders for our emails). Communications Registrations and Camp info can be directed to Tippy at REALFutbolTraining@gmail.com, (508) 320.4036 cell

When: Jul 25, 2016 9 AM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09 )
Singer-Songwriter Series: Tall Heights
Boston Based Tall Heights are known by their captivating vocal harmonies that drive a folk-inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar. Powerful, intimate recordings and performances have fueled a burning demand for the duo. In the early years, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Over the last few years, Tall Heights has put on hundreds of shows, headlining packed college venues and listening rooms across the country, touring down to Austin, TX to showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival, and sharing stages with national acts like David Wilcox, Ryan Montbleau, Andrew Belle, Lori McKenna, and many more. For this show we will feature The Barn Menu with both hearty entrées for those wishing a full dinner and show experience and lighter fare for those wishing either a lighter meal or just a snack. Tickets for the show are $10.00 . Jared Fiske will play at 7pm followed by our feature act, Tall Heights

When: Jun 24, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18 )
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: Sturbridge Common 6 Chamberlain Ave, Sturbridge, MA 01566 Across the street from the Public House Restaurant   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: May 27, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 May 2016 17 )
Federalist Dinner

The Federalist Society of Old Sturbridge Village supports the museum’s efforts to preserve and interpret the American way of life during the early 19th century.

The earliest years of the American republic are often referred to as the Federal period. In the years just after American Independence, those who advocated for the ratification of the Constitution and a vigorous national government were called Federalists. They were particularly strong in New England.

Today, more than 200 years later, members of the Federalist Society at Old Sturbridge Village are still leaders—major supporters of the museum and advocates for the importance of history in our lives today. Please join us for a dinner to honor our Federalist. More details to come soon!

Learn how to become a Federalist here. 



When: Jun 10, 2016 12:45:00 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: By invitation only. 


(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:45:00 )
The 5th Annual Worcester Food Truck Festival
Food Truck Festivals of America is pleased to host the return of the Worcester Food Truck featuring a Craft Beer Garden on Saturday, June 4th from Noon-7pm (VIP Hour from 11am Noon) at Elm Park. The 2016 festival will feature 25+ food trucks, serving up a variety of fan favorites including everything from locally caught seafood to fall-off-the-bone barbecue and much more. For the perfect pairings, the Craft Beer Garden will include 25+ of the areas most popular local craft brewers with some of the best regional and national craft beers.

When: Jun 4, 2016 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $5-$25 (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12 )
Bay Path University - Sturbridge Campus Legal Studies Open House
Join us at the Sturbridge Campus for an Open House on our Legal programs. We will review the different degree and certificate options, ABA Approval, Law resources, etc.

When: Jun 15, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18 )
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 )
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: Jun 6, 2016 6 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18 )
Fall Grand Beer Tasting
Beer Festival

When: Sep 15, 2016 5 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17 )
Belgian & European Holiday Beer Tasting
Beer Festival

When: Dec 10, 2016 1 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13 )
Wool Days at OSV
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.

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

Meet the other animals at the village - 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.

Join us in knitting (or crocheting) scarves for deployed soldiers.

Help to add a few rows to scarves already in progress.

When: May 27, 2016 12 AM to May 30, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 May 2016 00 )
Plymouth 400 Heritage Fest


When: Aug 6, 2016 12 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12 )
Lisa Martin
Great good and live music 7-10pm Folk, rock, country, blues. Originals and covers.

When: Jun 18, 2016 7 PM in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 19 )
Speaker Series: The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition
Join us for this fascinating illustrated lecture with Professor Manisha Sinha, one of the leading authorities on the abolitionist movement. This event is part of "Freedom Week" at Old Sturbridge Village. Manisha Sinha is Professor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was born in India and received her doctorate from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She is currently working on a co-authored History of the South to be published by the University of North Carolina Press, an essay on the history of black abolitionism for a Routledge anthology, and an article on the abolitionist roots of Radical Republicanism for a collection that will be published by W.W. Norton. She is co-editor of the "Race and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900," series of the University of Georgia Press. She has written for the The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, and the History News Network. She has appeared on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and was a consultant and on-screen expert for the Emmy nominated PBS documentary, The Abolitionists (2013), which is a part of the NEH funded Created Equal film series. Her most recent book, The Slave's Cause: Abolition and the Origins of American Democracy (Yale University Press, 2015), was widely praised by critics, including Ira Berlin who called it a "blockbuster history" in his New York Times book review, adding "she has given us a full history of the men and women who truly made us free." This program begins at 6:00 PM with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar. The illustrated lecture and discussion begins at 7:00 PM.

When: Jun 16, 2016 6 PM to Jun 16, 2016 9 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 Old Sturbridge Village Members; $12 Non-Members (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18 )
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. Learn about different Wools - Meet alpacas and llamas to learn about wool from different animals. Meet the other animals at the village - 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. Join us in knitting (or crocheting) scarves for deployed soldiers. Help to add a few rows to scarves already in progress.

When: May 27, 2016 9 AM to May 27, 2016 4 PMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $28 Adults, $26 Seniors (55+), $14 Youths (3-17), Children 2 & Under FREE (Fri, 27 May 2016 09 )
Independence Day Celebration
Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun! The festivities will include opportunities to take part in the citizens' parade, march with the militia, participate in a pie-eating contest, and play 19th century baseball or Farm Yard Games. Visitors will be in awe as costumed historians fire a reproduction cannon. Guests can also learn 19th century dances and listen to special performances on the Common. 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. 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. Make this Fourth of July one that will go down in history!

When: Jul 2, 2016 12 AM to Jul 4, 2016 12 AMin Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 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.

Make it a weekend! 



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

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