Join Us for the 2017 Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village - June 15th
Post date: May 6, 2017 3:17:41 PM
Get your reservations now to enjoy a day of history at OSV and celebrate Governor Tivey's 80th birthday.
Old Sturbridge Village is a New England living history museum depicting the time period of 1790-1840 but most specifically, the 1830s. Albert B. and Joel Cheney Wells of nearby Southbridge, Mass, brothers and owners of the then nearby American Optical company began collecting antiques in the 1920s. Their collection grew so large that the brothers in the 1930s, along with brother Channing envisioned creating a country village and bought the former David Wight property in Sturbridge, Mass. Pioneering landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff designed and managed the grooming of the land. During the 1940s the family, began moving antique structures to the property from all over New England. By the 1950s professional staff were hired and the museum opened to the public. Work continued over the years and finally the Village has become the museum that you see today, consisting of 40 structures situated on over 200 acres of beautiful land. Here knowledgeable costumed interpreters demonstrate early 19th century rural New England life.
Want to learn more about your destination? Check it out. You can also ask Penny Webster questions if you attend the May 20th Scholarship meeting. She was an OSV employee for 10 years which included serving as the museum's archivist/manuscript curator.
You will take a luxury motor coach from Concord, NH at 8:00am and you will arrive at the museum in Sturbridge, Mass. by 10:00am. The coach will depart from OSV by 5:00pm and arrive back in Concord by 8:00pm.
Bus service and museum entrance fees are 60.00 per person.
Send your check to Robert LaBelle, treasurer, 144 Whitney Ave., Manchester, NH 03104-1573. If the bus is not filled the trip will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.
Please see the Spring Shallop for the registration form and additional information.
Archival photo owned by Old Sturbridge Village.