November 2014 – February 2015
We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 29 so our staff and volunteers are able to spend the holiday with their families and friends. We wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels.
We are closed so our volunteers and staff may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels. We will reopen Saturday, November 30 at our regular hours.
Please join us in the historic feast hall for our Annual Holiday Dinner featuring a special holiday performance by Pittsburgh Opera.
Doors Open at 6 P.M.
Wine, hors d’oeuvres & a Tasting of Harmonist Beer brewed by Beaver Brewing Company using the original Harmonist recipe
Buffet Dinner 7 P.M. catered by Mezza Luna Cafe
(Guests are Invited to Bring Their Own Wine for Dinner)
Performance by Pittsburgh Opera 8 P.M.
In previous years, we have had two programs running simultaneously for Christmas—Victorian Christmas in the Sharpe House and Children’s Christmas in the Episcopal Church basement and Visitors’ Center. While both focused on the spirit of Christmas and welcomed families to the village, this year the events are one, but in a special way.
This year’s event, Christmas at Eckley, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14 from noon to 4 p.m. The fundraiser will welcome visitors to experience the holiday spirit in innovative ways, while incorporating the merriments of the season from the past few years at the village—refreshments in the Sharpe House, St. Nicholas, basket raffles, children’s crafts and more.
Admission: $7 per person
In the spirit of Christmas giving, visitors can bring a nonperishable food item(s) to the event as a donation to local food pantry to receive $1 off admission.
For additional information, contact the museum at (570) 636-2070. More information will be made available closer to the event.
Step back in time to visit a 19th century Christmas Village. Walk along a candlelit cobblestone street and window shop in the various stores that contain demonstrators eager to show off their wares from this time. People looking for last minute gift ideas will find unique handmade items for sale by vendors. Local choirs will be perofrming on the second floor of the Feast Hall. Children’s crafts and activities along wiht Belsnickel (Pennsylvania Dutch Santa Claus) will be in the Kinderhaus. Food will be available for purchase in the Granary. We hope you are able to visit us during this special holiday event.Choir Schedule for upstairs in the Feast Hall Saturday: 3:00 p.m. Blackhawk High School, Beaver Falls 4:00 p.m. Gospel Descendents, Beaver Falls 6:00 p.m. Our Lady of Peace, Conway 7:00 p.m. St. Titus, Aliquippa Sunday 3:00 p.m. Sewickley Academy, Sewickley 4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Fatima, Aliquippa 5:00 p.m. Ambridge High School, Ambridge
*There will be no horse and wagon ride this year.
Driving directions please click here
There is plenty of parking space available at the Visitor Center or on the streets surrounding the Visitor Center and the Village. All parking is free.
Choir performance schedule for upstairs in the Feast Hall Saturday, December 7th: 3:00 p.m. Blackhawk High School, Beaver Falls 4:00 p.m. Gospel Descendants, Beaver Falls 6:00 p.m. Our Lady of Peace, Conway 7:00 p.m. St. Titus, Aliquippa Sunday, December 8th: 3:00 p.m. Sewickley Academy, Sewickley 4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Fatima, Aliquippa 5:00 p.m. Ambridge High School, Ambridge
Interested in performing your musical talents during the festival? We are looking for soloists, small and large groups to perform at various locations during the two day festival. Please contact Pam Mallon for more information and to sign up (724) 266-4500 x 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. These spots are limited so it is first come first serve. No modern music please only traditional 19th c. classics.
*Unfortunately, there will be no horse and wagon ride this year.
Driving directions click here
Parking is at the Visitor Center or there is plenty of street parking available for all our visitors.
Be sure to bundle up and get ready to sip warm beverages by the cozy fire pits or stay warm in our heated tents. It’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget!
Erie Maritime Museum Outdoor Plaza
Hors d’ oeuvres
Funky Winter Hat Contest
and much more!
For more information contact: Erin Ahlgren at 814.452.2744 ext 223 or email@example.com