My review I left on the OSV Facebook Page..
I have not been to the Village in years, even though I only live 45 min away. I finally went this last weekend, .. and boy, .. did it make me very very sad. I have always loved OSV and am in the business and live on a 1700s homestead and OSV has always been an inspiration. But on this trip I saw how much it has changed. Almost a children's theme park, amusement park atmosphere. The museum houses w...ere now 'dead' in feeling. No museum employees actually demonstrating the lifestyle of the home. In place of these people are now modern plastic displays seemingly meant for those that arrive on yellow school buses. The Bixby House now roped off and the original kitchen split up in two so more modern plastic displays can be used to substitute real human interaction. The Freeman Farm and the Little House, which is new to me, were the only two houses showing any life what so ever, but even that was so staged and unreal with the girl at the farm house tending the kitchen being apparently quite unhappy she was even there.
I took a friend who had never been. $40 dollars for this? Really? I am seriously very sadden to see what has become of OSV. PLEASE remove the plastic cows and oxen, and all of those god awful modern displays and bring back the PEOPLE that we can actually talk with and learn from. Stop "dumming us down". Move forward with what got you there, not backward to make more profit! Uggggg