Time: February 15, 2016 from 9:30am to 4pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Event Type: presidents, day, osv, winter, vacation
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2016
Presidents Day at Old Sturbridge Village
Monday, February 15, 2016
The birthday of the young nation's first great hero inspired great celebration among early 19th-century Americans. They gathered to offer toasts to George Washington and other important figures of the day. And they held balls, complete with Washington Cake and dancing.
On Monday, Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the Washington's Birthday weekend in the exact same spirit. Visitors can take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots, and learn more about the country's first president during presentations of "I Cannot Tell a Lie: Celebrating the Life and Accomplishments of George Washington in Story and Song."
You'll be having a ball, too -- literally. Skirts will swirl on as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball on Monday. Beforehand, OSV historians will discuss 19th Century Hairdressing, as well as Fashions for the Ball. Visitors can learn various dances of the time, including contra dances and cotillions, which were forerunners of today’s line dancing and square dancing.
And if your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Presidents' Day!
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge MA 01566