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Free Fun Friday

Please Note: To help alleviate traffic on Free Fun Friday, the Museum will open at 8:30 am instead of 9:30 am. 

Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 18, 2017, when visitors get into OSV for free! Watch hearth cooking demonstrations, experience early 19th-century farms, and be amazed by crafters in the Tin, Blacksmith, Cooper, Print, Shoe and Pottery Shops. Learn about our three water-powered mills, play games, and walk the woodland, river and pasture walks.

Due to the number of visitors expected, no large bags (including large backpacks) or coolers will be permitted in the historical Village.

Please note that the main parking lot will likely be full by 11:30 am. Please plan accordingly.Planning Ahead

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

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When: Aug 18, 2017 12am in Sturbridge, MA

Cabinet Making in Early 19th Century New England

This summer, Old Sturbridge Village is proud to announce our new exhibit, Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England, a new exhibition highlights rarely-seen objects and primary source materials from the Village's collections. Centered on three main themes - form, process, and people - the exhibition examines the tools, products, and livelihoods of rural cabinetmakers in the early 19th century. Visitors will gain a deeper insight into how these objects were designed, fashioned, and used in the period, and how they inform our understanding of modern-day craftsmanship.
The exhibition illustrates the wide range of objects shaped by the hands of rural cabinetmakers including clock cases, sofas, sideboards, and coffins. Delicate inlay, figured veneers, intricate carvings, and grain-painted surfaces, represent the diversity of decorative processes practiced by a New England cabinetmaker to adorn his work.

When: Aug 18, 2017 9:30AM in Sturbridge, MA
Cost: General Admission to the Village is: Adults $28.00 Seniors (55 and over) $26.00 College Student (with valid college ID) $14 Youths (4-17) $14.00 Children age 3 and under Admitted Free

Huge CFA Cat Show Cooks up Fun in Sturbridge

Huge CFA Sponsored Cat Show. Come see dozens of the most beautiful and exotic cats in the world compete in 4 simultaneous judging rings each day. Remarkable cats run cat agility course for best time. Gorgeous, affectionate "Pet Me" cats available to touch and cuddle, along with a cat-and-exhibitor costume contest, kitty boutique shopping, and fun activities for kids, including Jonathan Hall, author of the children’s book “Toto the Tornado Kitten.”

When: Aug 26, 2017 11am to Aug 26, 2017 5pm in Sturbridge, MA
Cost: General Admission $7Seniors and Kids 5 - 12 $5Kids 4 and Under FREE

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About Sturbridge, MA
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. Find local Sturbridge homes for sale and real estate listings where you could call Sturbride home.