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Events: History

Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Join us for the only night Cedar Hill Cemetery is open to the public after dark. Led by... View Event »

Hartford Landmarks & Legacy Tour

From the Goodwins to Colts, Keneys and Popes, Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for many... View Event »

History Rocks: Stone Working in Early Guilford

Talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities related to the iconic stones of New England and Connecticut’s oldest house. Admission... View Event »

Home School Day

Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in... View Event »

Home School Day

Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in... View Event »

July Evening Lantern Walk

Step into the past as you tour a 17th century village, meet some of the inhabitants and be... View Event »

Little Compton Historic House Tour

The Little Compton Historical Society will host a historic house tour featuring ten private homes. Together the farm... View Event »

Living History Event at former World War II Coastal Artillery fort

Local living historians bring history to life to commemorate the 70th anniversary of WWII, 1939-1945. Camp setups, military... View Event »

Marine Arifacts Exhibit

The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth will host an exhibit of private collection of marine artifacts through July... View Event »

Mark Twain’s Companions & Cohorts

While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford... View Event »

Mark Twain’s Minister

Steve Courtney, author of the award-winning Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain’s Closest Friend,... View Event »

Meet a Lighthouse Keeper

Chat with a costumed interpreter describing the life of a 19th-century lighthouse keeper at Faulkner’s Light. Admission also... View Event »

Military Fort Visitor Center opens for the summer

The Visitor Center contains military artifacts and information about the 22nd Coastal Artillery which was headquartered at Fort... View Event »

Notable Physicians of Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill Cemetery Board member Len Oberg leads this tour highlighting prominent physicians buried at Cedar Hill. Hear... View Event »

Our 18th Century Heroes and Hell-Raisers and How They Affect Us Today

Evening Lecture: Historian Chip Griffin reflects on the profound influence and legends surrounding Maine’s early Scots-Irish settlers. 7:30... View Event »

Pirates at Pemaquid!

Living history presenter and local author James Nelson re-creates the infamous Dixie Bull who attacked and sacked Pemaquid... View Event »

Redcoats and Rebels

See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French... View Event »

Scout Day!

Scout Day at Old Sturbridge Village is one of the Scout programs offered by OSV, providing Scouts, and... View Event »

Seeds of Renewal – Fred Wiseman

Discover Abenaki rose corn, skunk beans, and Algonquin squash as Professor Wiseman recounts his effort to track down... View Event »

Seeds of Renewal – Fred Wiseman

Discover Abenaki rose corn, skunk beans, and Algonquin squash as Professor Wiseman recounts his effort to track down... View Event »

Stonington Borough 4th of July Parade and reading of the Declaration of Independence

Marchers are invited to gather at 9:45 a.m. at the southwest corner of Wadawanuck Park in Stonington Borough.... View Event »

Summer Work & Play

Hazy Summer Days are not so lazy on the farm. Come visit the farm at Old Sturbridge Village... View Event »

Swimming Against the Tide in Pin Curls and Crinoline

Susan Campbell, author of Tempest-Tossed The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker, discusses the noted abolitionist, suffragette and spiritualist.... View Event »

Textile Weekend: Everyday Elegance: Early 19th Century Clothing for Ladies and Gentlemen

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. This year will focus on everyday... View Event »

The Artists of Cedar Hill

Learn about the lives and accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill’s noteworthy artists. Debbie Alter leads this tour... View Event »

The CCC in Northern Vermont

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed millions of young men between 1933 and 1942, at the height of... View Event »

The Haymarket

An exhibition of more than 40 black and white photographs by Justin Goodstein, with quotes from vendors and... View Event »



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