Antique Car Rally: June 2, 2012
Antique Carriage Rally: June 3, 2012
When Old Sturbridge Village first opened in 1946, visitors toured the museum in their cars. To commemorate those early days, we will be showcasing pre-1946 automobiles during the Antique Car Rally. The next day, we’ll celebrate horse-drawn transportation with an Antique Carriage Rally.
Muster Day: June 9, 2012
Witness the sights and sounds of a re-created early 19th-century muster day, as Village militia members fire their muskets and drill and practice battle techniques on the Common. Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 with special events. Youngsters of all ages are invited to learn to march, make a militia hat, and try on a knapsack and cartridge box. Learn more.
Music & Art Weekend: June 16-17, 2012
Father's Day: June 17 - Dads get free admission to OSV
The Village comes alive with the lost sounds and sights of 19th-century popular music and art with more than 50 singers, dancers, musicians, and artists. Folk singer Jeff Warner will perform, and singers will present solo a cappella vocal performances of 19th-century songs and ballads, and a concert by the OSV Singers. Visitors can enjoy fife and drum music and a performance on the museum’s antique pipe organ. Artists will demonstrate early 1800s-style sketching, silhouette cutting, watercolor and painting. Visitors can learn 19th-century dances, paper marbling, and how to play the jaw harp and tin whistle. Learn more.