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Wool Days May 25-27 (Memorial Day Weekend)

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until May 27, 2019

$14 – $28

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership

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Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual sheep shearing event – Wool Days – on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual “haircut.”

Throughout the weekend, farmers will perform sheep-shearing while costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.

  • Learn about the natural dyes used to produce an amazing array of colors in the 19th century and about the different kinds of wool from different animals.
  • See how wool is transformed into household linens and garments with demonstrations of the spinning wheel and loom.
  • Meet the animals – lambs, chickens, cows, and oxen
  • Watch a host of daily demonstrations, including musket firing, hearth cooking, printing, coopering, blacksmithing, shoe-making and more!

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$14 – $28
Event Category:

Organizer

Old Sturbridge Village
Phone:
8007331830
Email:
MArnum@osv.org
Website:
www.osv.org

Venue

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Phone:
8007331830
Website:
www.osv.org