Events

Jul 31 Fri
Niagara in Port Colborne, Ontario
12:00 pm – Monday @ 5:00 pm
Aug 1 Sat
Spotlight on Natural History @ Old Economy Village
Aug 1 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September. Today’s topic is the natural history museum.  Under the direction of Dr. Johann Christoph Muller, the Harmony Society operated a public museum from the mid-1820s until it closed in 1850.  It was the first of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The interpreters will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To enter the Village, Visitors must first pay admission at the Visitor Center, 270 16th St., Ambridge, PA 15003.  We encourage visitors to take a tour of the Village to understand the unique story of the Harmony Society.  Tour times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  If people want to wander through the grounds they are allowed to do so with a regular admission fee.

  • $10 adults (12-64)
  • $9 seniors (65+)
  • $6 children (3-11)
  • FREE: FOEV Members, children 2 and under, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Aug 3 Mon
Summer Art Camp @ Old Economy Village
9:00 am – Friday @ 12:00 pm

New summer camp this year!

Local artist Gary Means will instruct children in the art of sketching and creating artwork with pastels and colored pencils.  Children will also get a chance to see and learn about rare artwork in the historic buildings of Old Economy Village and “behind the scenes” in collections storage with the site curator.

August 3 to 7, 2015                      9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Ages 8 to 12

Price:

Non-members $70 for the first child, $65 for each additional child

Members $56 for the first child, $51 for each additional child

Download the Art Camp registration form

Aug 6 Thu
Lecture @ Old Economy Village
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DSC06349Eileen Aiken English presents “A Harlot in the Harmonie?” about the life and times of Harmonist Hildegarde Mutschler.  Join us for this intriguing topic at 7 PM in the Visitor Center classroom.  Eileen will also be available to sign her books, which are available in the Harmonist Rose gift store.

Aug 7 Fri
Niagara in Algonac, Michigan
12:00 pm – Sunday @ 5:00 pm
Aug 8 Sat
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Aug 8 all-day

Seth_Blacksmith_Old_Economy_VillageRandy_Blacksmithing_Old_Economy_VillageOld Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September.  Blacksmithing is the theme today.  Come see a volunteer blacksmith hammering away at his forge.  He may even be making the nails we sell in The Village Rose store.  The demonstrator will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To enter the Village, visitors must first pay admission at the Visitor Center, 270 16th St., Ambridge, PA 15003.  We encourage visitors to take a tour of the Village to understand the unique story of the Harmony Society.  Tour Times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  If people want to wander through the grounds and focus solely on the blacksmithing they are allowed to do so with a regular admission fee.

  • $10 adults (12-64)
  • $9 seniors (65+)
  • $6 children (3-11)
  • FREE: FOEV Members, children 2 and under, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Aug 14 Fri
Niagara Open for Tours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug 15 Sat
19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village
Aug 15 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September.  Today’s theme is food.  Come see how the Harmonists prepared food in the Community Kitchen and the Bake Oven.  There may be home-made bread and butter to try.  The demonstrator will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To enter the Village, Visitors must first pay admission at the Visitor Center, 270 16th St., Ambridge, PA 15003.  We encourage visitors to take a tour of the Village to understand the unique story of the Harmony Society.  Tour times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  If people want to wander through the grounds and focus solely on the food ways they are allowed to do so with a regular admission fee.

  • $10 adults (12-64)
  • $9 seniors (65+)
  • $6 children (3-11)
  • FREE: FOEV Members, children 2 and under, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Civil War Weekend @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

August 15 and 16
Experience America’s great Civil War at Eckley.
Visit Union and Confederate encampments, meet famous historical figures, visit sutlers, see battles and listen to period music while enjoying plenty of food!
More information will be available closer to the event.
New interested Civil War reenactors and period vendors, email eckleymuseum@gmail.com for more information.

Aug 20 Thu
FOEV Members Social @ Old Economy Village
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join in the camaraderie with other members of the Friends of Old Economy Village.  Find out what’s new at the village and museum.  Learn new things from a different presenter every month.

Third Thursday of every month, 7 PM – 8 PM