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Old Sturbridge Village, Winter
February 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 13, 2022
Old Sturbridge Village is currently open Fridays, Saturdays. and Sundays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Village will also be open every day of February school vacation week, February 19th-27th.
On weekends in February, you can also enjoy special historical music performances and demonstrations. On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy a sampling of music from the 19th century and learn about music manuscripts. You can also attend special demonstrations and talks on specific dates: Performances
- February 12th: The History and Development of the Violin
- February 19th: Violin Bow Re-hairing Demonstration
- February 26th: Hammer veneering of an instrument case
Winter was perhaps the least busy season in early nineteenth-century rural New England, compared to the busy planting, growing, and harvesting seasons, but there was still plenty to do. Visitors to the Village can currently see some of the activities that kept families busy in the winter, such as candlemaking, caring for the year’s preserves, and other vital household tasks. Our tradespeople are also busy, working on everything from needlework to pottery to cabinetmaking to blacksmithing!
Have you visited the Miner Grant Store recently? Find a wide assortment of Village made wares, specialty foodstuffs, maple-themed products, toys, and more! Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies and treats.