July 30-31, 2022

Times: Coggeshall Farm Museum is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission ($10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 4-17) or with Coggeshall Farm Museum membership or Old Sturbridge Village membership

Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI

Celebrate the beauty of our 1790s salt march farm through musical and artistic interpretation! On July 30th and 31st, Coggeshall Farm Museum will showcase historic art and music inspired by the natural world around us. On Saturday, July 30th, the Old Sturbridge Village Singers will also be here to perform a variety of songs from the time period. This year, we are also welcoming contemporary art to the farm in our summer exhibition, Sense of Place. Be sure to also check out our watercolor Plein air station where you can make a little masterpiece of your own!

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Guests can explore the farm at their own pace and many activities will be happening throughout the day. Time and date-specific activities are noted as such below.

Sense of Place: Summer Art Exhibition
Across centuries and generations, the physical landscape shapes the community that lives on it. Explore Coggeshall and discover the art of contemporary local artists whose work responds to the beautiful landscape of coastal New England. Sense of Place will run through the end of August.

Painting Demonstrations | 12:00 pm
In the 18th century, fine arts were all the rage in a post-revolution world. Young men and women alike would learn the fundamentals of painting and some took it to great fame. Join a costumed historian as they demonstrate Plein air painting.

At 12:00, our painter will discuss Mr. Gilbert Stewart, arguably one of Rhode Island’s most famous artists.

Guests will also have the opportunity to create a little masterpiece of their own at the craft station!

Comics and Satire | 2:30 pm 
Before the days of graphic novels and Sunday “funnies,” political comics were making a splash, especially in the early days of our republic. These short, witty, works of art were a way to pass a political message to a wide audience. Join our historian to see some examples of these early political cartoons and learn how they shaped the modern comic scene

Popular 18th-Century Music | 11:00 am
Just like now, 18th-century music consisted of a wide variety of genres. Our costumed historian will take through the different genres, their origins, and their listeners.

Old Sturbridge Village Singers | SATURDAY ONLY; Performance times TBD
The Old Sturbridge Village Singers are back for Art and Music Weekend! Singing schools were a popular activity for both young and old.  Schools were taught by itinerant singing masters who traveled from town to town.  After a series of lessons, concerts were given to demonstrate the accomplishments of the students.  They consisted of religious, patriotic and popular secular music. Experience historic songs and sing along yourself!

Story Times
11:00 am: Dear Mr Washington by Lynn Cullen
3:00 pm: Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill

Continue the Celebration and Fun at Evening at the Farm

Join us for a summer evening with live music by Christopher Lysik on Saturday, July 30th!

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