Events

Mar
5
Sat
Trades Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Bob Clendennen will be teaching a class on Broom Making and Angela Gentile will be teaching a class on Scherenschnitte, the art of paper cutting.

Please contact David Miller at davmiller@pa.gov or (724) 266-4500 ext.110 for more information and to make a reservation to attend.

 

Mar
13
Sun
Charter Day @ Eckley Miners' Village
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania!  There will be a special performance by the Saras Sisters and at 2 pm there will be a movie presentation “Up from the Mines”, a WVIA production presented by Greg Matkosky, writer and director of the film. This rare, feature-length and director’s cut version of the regional coal mining film, includes footage shot at Eckley that was cut from the national TV version. Film length: 90 minutes

Mar
26
Sat
Easter Egg Hunt @ Old Economy Village Feast Hall
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Easter Egg HuntChildren can hunt for Easter eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a light snack in the Old Economy Village Feast Hall. $5 per person. Hunt begins promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Limited to children ages 10 and under. Only baskets provided by OEV will be allowed.

Reservations required by March 23.

 

Apr
1
Fri
Opening Day
Apr 1 all-day
Exhibit opening @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Premier opening of the 2016 centennial exhibit:

Remembering “the Harmonie”: 100 Years of Preservation and Celebration

April 1-December 31, 2016

Visitor Center Changing Exhibit Gallery

On February 3, 1916, an escheat court case awarded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the land that is now Old Economy Village.  Now after 100 years, the historic site and museum is looking back over the century to remember its beginnings and accomplishments while looking ahead to the next 100 years.

Apr
2
Sat
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Apr 2 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 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, and Active Military

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Garden Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Spring Garden WorkshopSpring Garden Workshop participants enjoy a day of lectures on gardening. Price TBD

Reservations required.

Apr
9
Sat
19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village
Apr 9 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to wander through the grounds and focus solely on the foodways 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, and Active Military

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Apr
16
Sat
Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts @ Old Economy Village
Apr 16 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.  The Harmony Society had cobblers, woodworkers, basket weavers, coopers, blacksmiths, and many others.  Today a trade such broom making, basket weaving, printing, or something else will be featured.  The demonstrators 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to wander through the grounds and focus solely on the trades and crafts 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, and Active Military

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Apr
23
Sat
Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games @ Old Economy Village
Apr 23 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 the original cabinet shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to demonstrate woodworking in the 19th century.  Children’s activities will also take place from 10 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to wander through the grounds and focus solely on the woodworking or the children’s activities 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, and Active Military

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership