Seed, sow, celebrate! Join Old Sturbridge Village throughout the week for a wide variety of talks, walks, workshops, and activities related to nature, ecology, stewardship, and our climate. The interpreters will host talks exploring the deep connections between the environment and early 19th-century life and begin the seasonal work of preparing and planting the fields and gardens. The week will feature a different theme each day:
April School Vacation Week; April 17-25
Times: The Village is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Please make sure to reserve/purchase tickets before arriving!
Thursday, April 22: Celebrate Earth Day
Join OSV as they celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day will feature a host of special talks on weather, nature, composting, and more! Watch as their gardeners prepare for the growing season.
Friday, April 23: Trees
From Chestnut to Hickory, many tree species played a vital role in the forest ecology and regional economy of New England in the 1830s. Visit the Cooper shop, Woodland Walk, and sawmill to learn more about these iconic New England plants.
Saturday, April 24: Wild & Cultivated Herbs
Join costumed historians for talks on wild and cultivated herbs popular in the 19th century, and visit the households to see how these seasonal foods found their way into the rural New England diet.
Sunday, April 25: Stewardship: Native & Non-native Species
Many nonnative species are challenging the populations of the native flora of New England. Iconic species such as the American Elm, Hemlock, and Maple all face threats from invasive plants, fungi, and insects. Join the talks on how you can help protect native plants.
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge MA 01566
Photo: Old Sturbridge Village