The fun includes ice skating (weather permitting bring your own skates), sledding on 1830s-style sleds, and sleigh rides (snow permitting). A special two-day Discovery Adventure for children ages 6 to 17 will focus on using the spices and sweets of the 1830s to create tasty dessert delights and associated crafts. And OSV’s ongoing exhibit, “By the Fireside: Decorating the New England Parlor Hearth 1790 to 1840,” sets the decorative scene of a 19th-century home for visitors of all ages.
School vacation week visitors can meet the OSV oxen, help the farmers use a two-man saw, learn to whisk cream 1830s-style with birch twigs, and dip candles the old-fashioned way at the Freeman Farm. Shadow puppet shows and family-friendly entertainment will be performed daily throughout the week, and children can participate in lots of free “make and take” craft activities, such as making a wonder turner toy or a spice bag of cinnamon, cloves and allspice for mulling cider.
A variety of additional crafts are available for $5 to $10, including making a clay pot, a game board and pieces for the ancient game “Nine Men’s Morris,” and a pair of tin snowflake ornaments.
In addition, OSV is offering a two-day Winter Discovery Adventure on Dec. 28 to 29, open to children ages 6 to 17. Kids will use “Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice,” such as orange, chocolate, ginger and cinnamon, to make early 19th-century desserts. They’ll also work on related crafts such as chocolate mills and tin spice graters, tour the village, and participate in festive dancing.
Discovery Adventure hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended day care available until 5:30 p.m.
For details, visit www.osv.org or call 1-800-733-1830.
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