2014 Events

 

 

Jan. 17 - First Person Presentation – 7 - 8 pm
The Life and Work of a Firefighter in the 1800s

Join William Moss of Harvard, Massachusetts as he recounts teh challenges of 19th century firefighters, both in their personal and professional lives. Mr. Moss is a retired firefighter and frequently conducts lectures at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University and Old Sturbridge Village. This family-frinedly event willt ake place in the Union Meetinghouse..

Admission: $5

 

 


Feb. 19 & 20 - A Day Away In The Past School Vacation Program – 10am - 3pm - Video
Children discover that  history can be fun when they  step back into the 19th century and try their hands at old-fashioned activities, craft projects and games in this Early American experience. 

One-day program - Space is limited; pre-registration and prepayment is required

Admission: $40 / day

 

 

 

March 16 - Maple Harvest and Pancake Breakfast 

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Treat yourself and your family to a scrumptious sit-down breakfast prepared by the West Springfield Lions Club! Pancakes with pure Massachusetts maple syrup, sausages, coffee and juice will be served in the Red Barn.

 

After breakfast, stop on by the Gilbert Farmstead to learn the history and folklore of maple sugar making in New England. The Village will offer demonstrations of tree tapping, sumac spile making and sap boiling in the front of the Gilbert Homestead; fireplace cooking, basket weaving and wool spinning demonstrations inside.

 

Hours: Pancake Breakfast - 10am - 12noon

.............Maple Harvest Program - 11am - 3pm

 

Admission: Pancake Breakfast - $5.00

Maple Harvest Program - Free

   

 

 

 

 

 

April 23 & 25 – A Day Away In The Past School Vacation Program

10am - 3pm

 

Children discover that  history can be fun when they step back into the 19th century and try their hands at old-fashioned activities, craft projects and games in this Early American experience. 

One-day program - Space is limited; pre-registration and prepayment is required

Admission: $40 / day.

 

 

May 20 – Storrowton and the Civil War – 6pm

Storrowton Village will present an interactive tour offering an inside look at how folks in the Northeast coped with the Civil War and the absence of the men who were called to duty or joined the patriotic fervor. You will meet townspeople and hear their personal stories and points of view... abolitionists, shopkeepers, farmers, family members and tradesmen with their own personal experiences to share. Pre-registration and payment required. This program deals with mature subject matter and is not intended for children.

Admission: $8.00

 

 

 

June 14 - Opening Day – 11am - 3pm

Storrowton Village Museum kicks off the summer season with guided tours of the recreated Village and Early American craft demonstrations.

Admission: Free

 

 


June 17 - Aug. 22 – Guided Tours

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm
Costumed interpreters will walk you through the Village on a tour of the 18th & 19th Century shops and houses, sharing facts and stories about the artifacts and people who occupied these buildings before they were moved to Storrowton Village in the 1920s.

Admission: $5.00

 

 

 

July 10 - Aunt Helen's Herb Garden Tour 10am - 1pm Watch a Video

 

Storrowton's Master Gardeners share the history and folklore of herbs in Aunt Helen's Herb Garden as well as the various stages of the garden's evolution since it was created in 1935. Demonstrations will be offered, using herbs in a variety of applications.

 

Admission: Free

 

 

July 22 – Storrowton and the Civil War – 6pm

Storrowton Village will present an interactive tour offering an inside look at how folks in the Northeast coped with the Civil War and the absence of the men who were called to duty or joined the patriotic fervor. You will meet townspeople and hear their personal stories and points of view... abolitionists, shopkeepers, farmers, family members and tradesmen with their own personal experiences to share. Pre-registration and payment required. This program deals with mature subject matter and is not intended for children.

Admission: $8.00

 

 

 

Early American Summer Days 9:30am - 3:30pm

Session I - August 4-8

Session II - August 11-15
This week-long program takes children ages 7-12 on an exciting journey into New England's bygone days where they will experience challenging and fun hands-on activites, crafts and games. Some activities include fireplace cooking, blacksmithing, butter and cheese making, basket weaving, herbal lore, hoop and sack races and a variety of 19th Century games and craft projects. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. (Discount for early registration/multiple children.) Click here for a downloadable registration form.

Admission: $150 / week.

 


Sept. 12 - 28 – The Big E
Tours of Village buildings and craft demonstrations ongoing daily.

 


October 17 – Tales From Haunted New England – 7 - 8pm
Join us for this family event of true and eerie tales and mysterious happenings from the darker side of New England history in our candlelit Union Meetinghouse.
Admission: $5.00

 

 

 

 

Dec. 6 &7– Yuletide at Storrowton

11am - 4pm

 

Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Caroling on the Gazebo at 4:00 p.m., both days.

 

Holiday gifts, decorations and many unique items are available in the Gift Shop and Christmas Shop.

 

 

Dec. 9-13  -  Yuletide Open House Tours – 11am - 3pm
Guided tours by costumed interpreters of Storrowton's beautifully decorated homes, shops and antique buildings. Reservations required for groups of 10+.

Admission: $5.00

 


Dec. 10 - Yuletide By Lantern Light  – 6 - 8pm
Experience the magic of an old-fashioned winter evening on a self-guided tour of Storrowton's cozy homes and buildings, decorated for the season and illuminated by lanterns and candle light. Old-fashioned craft demonstrations. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly. Reservations required for groups of 10+.

Admission: $5.00

 

 

TBA – Storrowton and the Civil War

Storrowton Village will present an interactive tour offering an inside look at how folks in the Northeast coped with the Civil War and the absence of the men who were called to duty or joined the patriotic fervor. You will meet townspeople and hear their personal stories and points of view... abolitionists, shopkeepers, farmers, family members and tradesmen with their own personal experiences to share. Pre-registration and payment required.

Admission: $7.00

 


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