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Old Sturbridge Village, Womens History Weekend

May 8, 2021 - May 9, 2021

Join Old Sturbridge Village as we acknowledge and celebrate extraordinary and everyday women in the early 19th century. Stop outside the historic houses of OSV to learn about how women ran their households, managing the essential work of clothes construction, cooking, laundry, and more. Join interpreters in the gardens for talks on Indigenous plants, medicine, and discussions on the roles of women and children in gardening. Beyond the domestic sphere, we will explore issues surrounding gender, freedom, and rights occurring during the 1830s through readings of first-person accounts of the 19th century.

A Spectacular Quilt & an Inspiring Quilt Maker

This detailed, approximately 12,000 piece quilt in the OSV Museum Collection was made circa 1840 by Susannah Allen Anderson in Massachusetts. It includes various patterns, including hexagon, nine patch, and eight-pointed stars. Watch this video to learn more about Susannah’s life and see some closeups of this spectacular piece.

It will be out on display on Saturday, May 8th, from10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00-3:00 pm, alongside other items from our Collection that tell the stories of inspiring early 19th-century women.

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Please make sure to reserve/purchase tickets before arriving! See details below.


Great Scout (Family!) Camp Out – June 5, 2021

Calling all Scouts and families! We are planning a Great Scout Camp Out in the countryside of Old Sturbridge Village. The program will include an evening of activities and tours throughout the museum, dinner and breakfast, and two-day admission to the Village.

All families are welcome, but space is limited. In addition, due to current COVID-19 protocols in the state of Massachusetts, tents may only be shared by members of the same household. Registration closes May 28, 2021.

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May 8, 2021
May 9, 2021


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