Summer Work & Play at OSV

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Summer Work & Play at OSV

Time: July 18, 2015 at 9:30am to July 19, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: summer, osv
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2015

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Event Description

Hazy Summer Days are not so lazy on the farm. Come visit the farm at Old Sturbridge Village and participate in some of the ways farmers kept busy during the summer, one of the most important times of the year for all farm families in the 19th century.


Haying
Help the farmers with, arguably, the most important crop each and every year! In the 1800's farmers used the summer months working on the farm. One of their primary goals was to fill their barns with as much hay as it would fit in order to feed their animals through the next winter, never know how long that winter would be.
Play

Work occupies most a farm family’s time in the summer, but kids are still kids.  Children’s books from the 1800’s are littered with all sorts of games and activities that kept children busy and entertained through the summer.  

Try some of these activities with us at the Village: playing ball, fishing, school yard games and more will all be waiting for you to try your hand.

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