Old Sturbridge Village GRADES 3-5

Make History at Old Sturbridge Village!

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the everyday life of the people who lived in rural New England in the formative, first decades of our new nation. The Village provides an authentic, first-hand look at the often challenging and rapidly changing textures and rhythms of New England life in what were transformative years – 1790 to 1840.

Unlike traditional history museums, Old Sturbridge Village encourages students to put their hands on history and fully immerse themselves in America’s past. At the Village, everyone has the unique opportunity to see, hear, feel, smell, taste and experience early American history up close.

Old Sturbridge Village… So much more than a museum!

Program Archives

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*Titles in red are available now.

  • Oct. 19th - Voting and elections in the 1830s
  • Dec. 21st - A look at Coggeshall Farm, OSV's partner museum in Rhode Island
  • Feb. 15th - Black History Month at OSV: Looking at the lives of people of color in the early 1800s
  • Apr. 26th - All about Animals

CRISKids for Schools

For students who are blind or unable to read due to learning, intellectual, physical, emotional, or visual disabilities or medical conditions, please visit CRIS Radio for audio versions of children's magazines and classroom materials at https://crisradio.org/?page_id=156. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, parents and teachers of students with print challenges will be provided temporary login credentials to access the extensive CRISKids Audio Library. For more information, email Laura Boogaert at lboogaert@crisradio.org.