The Village, which is open on this winter holiday, honors Martin Luther King, Jr., with a focus on individuals who offer unique perspectives on the abolition and social reform movements in early 19th-century America. Hear from Clo Pratt, an African-American woman living in 1737 Massachusetts, Abigail Kelley (later Foster), active in the abolition movement, and Wilbur Fisk, an early proponent of "colonization."
Storyteller and museum educator Tammy Denease Richardson will present "Life after Slavery: the Clo Pratt Story" as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities. Other MLK Jr. Day activities include ice skating (bring your own skates), sledding on 1830s-style sleds, and sleigh rides (snow permitting). After enjoying the museum's outdoor winter activities, visitors can warm up indoors beside one of the Village's many cozy fireplaces and take part in hands-on crafts and activities. Children can also spend time "pretending" in OSV's popular "KidStory" indoor play area.
Old Sturbridge Village