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Old Sturbridge Village, Textile Weekend

August 13, 2022 - August 14, 2022

Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate its Annual Textile Weekend. Explore the frugal and ingenious ways that early New Englanders created, cared for, and updated their clothing.

Have you ever wondered what was involved in making and maintaining all the clothing for a family in the 1830s? This weekend, join us for Clothing a Family, highlighting the frugal and ingenious ways that early 19th-century New Englanders created, cared for, and updated their clothing.

Follow the construction of a dress in a weekend from cutting out to hooking it up for the first time, explore how woolen clothing was re-dyed to give it a fresh new look, discover what kinds of fabrics, trims, and sewing supplies were available in country stores like the Asa Knight store, and more!

PLUS: Up to three kids ages 17 and under are admitted for FREE when accompanied by an adult paying full-price admission ($28).

A costumed historian sewing in the small house

Calling all Families! Join us for a unique camping experience in the countryside of Old Sturbridge Village! On Saturday, August 27th, families are invited to pitch their tents in the Village and enjoy an evening of tours and activities throughout the museum. The evening will be topped off with stories by a roaring bonfire. Scouts are welcome too!

Participants will enjoy a barbecue dinner and hot breakfast in the morning. Two-day admission to the Village is included.

Time: Check-in and evening activity registration begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday; dinner begins at 5:30 pm. The program concludes at 9:30 am on August 28th.

Ages: Ages 5+; One adult required for every five children; one-to-one ratio for children under the age of 6

Cost: $75 for youth, $55 for adults

Registration deadline:
 August 19, 2022


August 13, 2022
August 14, 2022


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