Events

Mar 8 Sun
Charter Day
Mar 8 all-day
Charter Day @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

To commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania by William Penn, PHMC sites are hosting free events across Pennsylvania.
Eckley Miners’ Village Museum is pleased to show the WVIA production “Up from the Mines” for Charter Day 2015. This regional coal mining film is a rare, feature-length, director’s cut version of more than 90 minutes in length. The film includes original footage shot at Eckley, but cut from the version distributed nationally and shown on TV.
This film version has not aired on TV in years, according to the recollection of WVIA members, but Eckley Miners’ Village is pleased to have it presented on Charter Day by its writer and director, Greg Matkosky.
Date: Sunday, March 8th
Doors open: Noon
Presentation starts: 2 p.m.
The Gift Shop will be open.
The site will be open for self-guided tours.
Questions: please call the museum at 570-636-2070. For more information on Charter Day events throughout Pennsylvania, visit www.phmc.state.pa.us/
We hope you will enjoy us!

Mar 21 Sat
Murder Mystery at the Maritime
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join the crew of Niagara and be a part of the mystery.
Erie Maritime Museum
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Cocktails & Hors d’ oeuvres

Raffle prizes

$50 per person/ $40 per person (FNL Members/ Mercyhurst Alumni)

Mar 28 Sat
Easter Egg Hunt @ Old Economy Village Garden
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr 11 Sat
Hands-On History Weekend
Apr 11 – Sunday all-day
May 2 Sat
Beaver County History Days
May 2 – Sunday all-day
May 16 Sat
Garden Mart & Garden Workshop
May 16 all-day
Jun 27 Sat
An American Celebration
Jun 27 all-day
Patch Town Days @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Celebrate the coal mining heritage of Northeastern Pennsylvania through ethnic music, performances by the Eckley Players, vendors, community groups and food!
Interested vendors selling handmade crafts, demonstrating special skills or with coal mining displays are asked to fill out the 2015 Vending Form and 2015 Vending Rules and Regulations. Contact eckleymuseum@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
 

Jul 25 Sat
1940s Weekend @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Experience an overview of the WWII era in a coal mining town setting-
Visit Allied and Axis forces as they take up camp at Eckley for the weekend, see military vehicles and antique cars, civilian life on the home front, enjoy music of the Big Band era, food, vendors and so much more.
New, interested re-enactors are asked to contact eckleymuseum@gmail.com for more information. Registration forms are available here.
This event is held in conjunction with the 4th Annual 1940s Swing Dance in the Freeland Public Park Pavilion – July 25 at 6 p.m.

Fourth Annual 1940s Swing Dance @ Freeland Public Park Pavilion
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

July 25th at 6 p.m.
Grab your dancing shoes, and come out to the Freeland Public Park Pavilion for Eckley’s 4th Annual 1940s Swing Dance!
Enjoy music by the Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound – it’s sure to be a swingin’ time!
All veterans in attendance will be recognized.
Concessions will be sold.
This swing dance is held in association with Eckley’s 1940s Weekend event on July 25 and 26 at the Eckley Museum.
More information will be available closer to the event.