Longtime Old Sturbridge Village member, Robert Evans of Holden, owner of a 1909 Pierce-Arrow that will be on display for this event, has helped to organize the show, along with his son, Steve Evans. Evans noted that a gathering of these early vehicles for the public to see is an extremely rare event and that most people do not realize that many automobiles of this vintage were made right here in New England.
These rare antique cars were produced in the early days of automobiles, before cars like Henry Ford’s Model T was affordable enough for the masses. Pierce-Arrow, for example, concentrated on making large, luxurious cars for the upscale market. The first official cars of the White House included two Pierce-Arrows ordered by William Howard Taft in 1909. While also focusing on the luxury market, Locomobile specifically catered to those looking for speed. The company entered several of cars in auto races. In 1908, a Locomobile became the first American-made car to win an international competition.
OSV celebrates life in early New England from 1790 to 1840. Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, OSV is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. Currently, the Village is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is: $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $7 for children ages 3 to 17; children under 3 are admitted free. Each admission includes free parking and a free second-day visit within 10 days. Woo Card subscribers get 25% of adult daytime admission; college Woo cardholders receive 50% off adult daytime admission. For details, visit www.osv.org.
|5/20-8/30||Summer Internships at Playhouse on Park|
|8/2-8/29||Eloise Genest and Susanne Paquette Art Exhibit|
|8/28||At Home in the Woods Summer Camps|
|8/28||Free Program for Veterans|
|8/28||Open Mic & Jam at the 410|
|8/29||At Home in the Woods Summer Camps|
|8/29||Line Dance and Partner Dance Lessons|