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Old Sturbridge Village, Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

January 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

As a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, AmeriCorps team members will bring several special programs to the Village on Monday, January 15, 2024. Start your visit to the Village in the Visitor Center, where you can contribute to our “I Have a Dream” cloud, visit a table with community and social service resources, and chat with AmeriCorps members about community story quilts. You can even design your own square to add to a community quilt on display!

As a part of Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, AmeriCorps team members will bring several special programs to the Village on Monday, January 15, 2024 including:

  • A Community Quilt in the Visitor Center
  • Children’s storytime in the Quaker Meetinghouse
  • A reading of an excerpt of a sermon by 19th-century minister and reformer Theodore Parker and a screening of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech during the March on Washington in the Center Meetinghouse with a discussion to follow
  • A hearth cooking workshop for youth focused on making Malinda Russell gingerbread (pre-registration required)
There will also be a FREE hearth cooking workshop for youth in the Museum Education Building where participants will work with Americorps members to bake Malinda Russell gingerbread. 
Limited spaces are available for this workshop; registration will open soon. In honor of MLK Day of Service and our local community, Old Sturbridge Village is offering FREE standard daytime admission for residents of the towns in the Old Sturbridge Academy school district: Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield, North Brookfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Wales, and Webster. Adults must provide proof of town residency. NEW THIS YEAR: Save $3/person when you purchase your standard daytime admission tickets online!*

As always, members receive unlimited standard daytime admission throughout the year.

*The $3 online discount cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to prior purchases. Standard Daytime Admission tickets are good for one day and are not valid for special programs.

About MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. For nearly 30 years, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact has increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.


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