October – December 2014

Oct 23 Thu
A Brief History of the Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley @ Erie Maritime Museum
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Special Presentation and Cocktail Reception

A Brief History of the Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley: Its Past, Its Loss, Its Recovery, Its Preservation

By Jon Tirpak


Erie Maritime Museum

Thursday, October 23, 2014

5:00 pm Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm Speaker Presentation

Tickets: $20 for non-members/ $15 for members

The H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat on February 17, 1864. Unfortunately, the Hunley was also lost that day. She was successfully recovered from the sea off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina in August 2000. The H.L. Hunley represents an exciting future in maritime archaeology and conservation science. From its shrouded birth, to its climactic sinking, to the present day, the H.L. Hunley continues to draw attention from local traditionalists, national historians and international scientists. This preservation will stitch together the past, present and future as he provides highlights to the vessel’s construction, loss, recovery and preservation.

Mr. Jon Tirpak is the Executive Director of the Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium and Senior Project manager for the SCRA Applied R&D Advanced Materials Division in Charleston, South Carolina. He serves on the Finance, Investment, 100th Anniversary Celebration and Web Committees of ASM International. He also Vice President Elect of ASM International and a fellow of the Society.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Andrew Adamus at 814.452.2744 ext 225 or




Oct 27 Mon
Storytime at the Maritime @ Erie Maritime Museum
10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Join us for

Little Mates Story Time at the Maritime

Monday, October 27

10:00 am

Erie Maritime Museum

Meet and greet with guest reader Alison Scarpitti and take a tour of the museum.

For more information contact Andrew at 814.452.2744 ext 225 or

Nov 8 Sat
Little Mates Kids Club: Lunch with the Captain @ Erie Maritime Museum
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Join us for

Little Mates Kids Club: Lunch with the Captain

Erie Maritime Museum

Saturday, November 8

11:00 am

Ahoy Little Mates! Join Captain Sabatini and his crew of the U.S. Brig Niagara for an exciting lunch and behind the scenes tour.

Nov 11 Tue
We are closed in observance of Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day

Old Economy Village is closed Tuesday, November 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. OEV will reopen its normal business hours, Wednesday, November 12.

Nov 15 Sat
Eckley’s Annual Associate Dinner @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Eckley Miners’ Village Associates are hosting their annual dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. If you are an Eckley Associate, you are cordially invited to attend.
Cocktails will be from 6-7 p.m.
Dinner will be from 7-8:30 p.m.
A short meeting will be held afterwards.
More information on rates and RSVPing will be made available closer the the dinner/meeting.
Questions, please call the museum at (570) 636-2070 or email
If you are not an Eckley Associate but would like more information on how to become one, please visit the Become A Member page for membership rates, benefits and the link to a membership form.

Nov 18 Tue
Commerical Fishing on the Great Lakes @ Erie Maritime Museum
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Erie Maritime Museum Lecture Series

Commercial Fishing and the Great Lakes with Jerry Skrypzak

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

6:30 pm

Open to the public/ free event

Jerry Skrypzak has been the president of S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club since 1994. During this period he has acquired extensive knowledge of the history of Erie’s waterfront. He is a member of the Erie western Pennsylvania Port Authority Citizen’s Advisory Committee and the Bi-National Lake Erie Perca Management Advisory Group. This love of history found him volunteering at the Erie History Center where he was appointed to serve on the board of directors. He has used his photography skills to help his friend, Dr. David Frew with the graphics of several of his books. He and David Frew then co-authored the book “Fortune and Fury” highlighting Erie’s commercial fishing industry.

This lecture series is in partner with the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie.

Nov 27 Thu
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27 all-day

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.

Nov 28 Fri
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 28 all-day

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.

Dec 10 Wed
Christmas Dinner with the Pittsburgh Opera @ Old Economy Village Feast Hall
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec 13 Sat
Christmas at the Village @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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
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
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.