May – July 2015
Old Economy Village will be offering a Home School Day on Friday, May 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
This event will allow home school families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child and $5 per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the buildings, try some hands-on activities, see demonstrations, and learn about life in the 1830s.
You must register for this event. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-266-4500 ext.110.
Little Mates Discovery Day
Saturday, May 9
10 am- 2 pm
Erie Maritime Museum
There is a world out there to be discovered! Fun, educational, hands-on activities include: knot-tying, Life of a Sailor, face painting and maritime music. This year’s family-friendly event event will feature activities based on the plastic pollution in our lakes and oceans and its effects on the world around us.
Keepers of the Light
Presented by: Eriez Magnetics
VIP Sponsor Party 6:00 pm
** Attendees must be aged 21 years or older **
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 email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Happy Ways of Olden Days:
Learning 19th Century Life Through a Child’s Eyes
Children will learn about 19th century life through art, crafts and music.
Bake bread in an outdoor oven and churn butter;
Draw a flower from the garden and then paint it in watercolor;
See examples of original Harmonist artwork;
Card wool and use a drop spindle;
Visit the Natural History Museum to learn about butterflies and make a butterfly kite;
Make a song book and learn the song “Simple Gifts”; and,
Learn about how the Shakers and Harmonists interacted with each other.
Summer camps are two weeks, from July 20 to July 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from July 27 to July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost is $40 for FOEV members, each additional child will be $35 and $50 for non-members, each additional child will be $45
Registration due by July 1, 2015
To register please contact David Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-266-4500 ext.110.
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 email@example.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.
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.