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Old Sturbridge Village, Music and Art

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until July 17, 2022

Throughout history, art and music have served as a platform for expression, connection, documentation, and change. During Music and Art Weekend at the Village, learn about a variety of artistic pursuits, including song, watercolor, portraiture, sculpture, drawings, and other crafts. Listen to 19th-century music, learn about the history of violins and guitars, see our talented artists hard at work, watch demonstrations of profile cutting, and more.

Performances and demonstrations will include:*

  • Listen to a selection of historical waltzes
  • See demonstrations of landscape art, botanical watercolors, and pastel portraits in the style of Ruth Hanshaw Bascom
  • Learn about the “hurdy gurdy” and hear a sampling of music played on one
  • Watch profiles being skillfully cut
  • Take a walking tour of Village art
  • See the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers and Old Sturbridge Village Singers perform (Saturday only)
  • See part of the process of reproducing an 1830s classical guitar (Sunday only)
  • View artwork inspired by OSV and created by friends of the Village

*Subject to change; check back closer to the event for times and locations.


July 16
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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(800) 733-1830
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