Old Sturbridge Village
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (Oct. 21, 2011): Old Sturbridge Village is offering free admission to veterans, active military personnel and their families (up to 6 people) on Veterans Day, Sunday Nov. 11. Special programs will highlight the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Youngsters get an opportunity to drill with toy muskets directed by a militia captain, and fife and drummers will perform martial music on the Village Common. Visitors can meet an 1812 U.S. Navy surgeon from the U.S.S. Constitution, and join a curatorial tour to view 1812 artifacts in the Old Sturbridge Village collection. Reenactors will display uniforms and demonstrate period firearms in a costumed "timeline" spanning 300 years of military history.