Events

September – November 2014

Sep 6 Sat
Meet the Gardeners @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
Sep 6 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April thorugh September.  Today our volunteer gardeners are eager to show off the elegant 19th century garden.  They will be avilable from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..  These volunteers spend a rather large number of hours tending to the garden and will be available for questions and to give a brief tour of the garden.  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 a.m., 11 a.m. , Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  If people want to merely 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

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There is not just one garden at Old Economy Village but several.  The Beaver County Chapter of the Penn State Master Gardeners volunteers and maintains the 19th century Herb Garden.  They also maintain the Baker House garden.  Pat Leiphart and her husband Warrn Kinneer are the main volunteers from this group.  Pat used to be an employee and has maintained the Baker House garden since the 80s.

Sep 10 Wed
Commemoration of the 201st Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie @ Erie Maritime Museum
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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You’re Cordially Invited

Commemoration of the 201st Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie

Erie Maritime Museum Outdoor Plaza

Wednesday, September 10

5:30 pm

Reception immediately following the ceremony- Join us for the unveiling of our new U.S. Brig Niagara ship model exhibit!

Sep 13 Sat
Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
Sep 13 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April thorugh 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 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 a.m., 11 a.m. , Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  If people want to merely 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

 

Sep 16 Tue
Erie Maritime Museum Lecture Series- The USS Wolverine and the Confederate Raid of Johnson Island @ Erie Maritime Museum
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the Erie Maritime Museum Lecture Series

The USS Wolverine and the Confederate Raid of Johnson Island

by John Grady

 

EMM Orientation Theater

September 16

6:30 pm

 

John Grady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Grady, a former editor of Navy Times and retired Director of Communications at the Association of the United States Army, is completing a biography of Matthew Fontaine Maury. He is also a contributor to the Navy’s Civil War Sesquicentennial blog.

In partnership with Civil War Round Table

* Open to the Public *

For more information contact Andrew at 814.452.2744 ext 225 or outreach@flagshipniagara.org

Sep 20 Sat
Autumnfest @ Old Economy Village
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the Autumn harvest at Old Economy Village.  This is a new event!  The Village will be full of 19th century artisans demonstrating meat smoking, coopering, blacksmithing, broom making, wine making, and beer brewing.  Visitors are invited to churn butter, press apples and grapes, make rope, try bread from the bake oven, and enjoy homemade grape pies from the grapes harvested from the historic buildings and garden.  There will be music from Burke’s Bavarian Brass, Daniels & McClain, and Koni Ostertag to entertain you, as well as German food and cider! There will also be plenty of children’s games and fun!

Sep 21 Sun
Autumn Fest @ Old Economy Village
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the Autumn harvest at Old Economy Village.  This is a new event!  The Village will be full of 19th century artisans demonstrating meat smoking, coopering, blacksmithing, broom making, wine making, and beer brewing.  Visitors are invited to churn butter, press apples and grapes, make rope, try bread from the bake oven, and enjoy homemade grape pies from the grapes harvested from the historic buildings and garden.  There will be music and children’s crafts and activities.

For adults we are having Oktoberfest during this day-long celebration.  There will be German food, beer, spiced cider, and musical entertainment.  While your children perform 19th century crafts, come and sit and relax in our German beer garden and experience a traditional Oktoberfest!

Sep 27 Sat
The Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles @ Old Economy Village
Sep 27 all-day

Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April thorugh September.  Today from from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. textiles is the feature craft.  After your tour of the historic Village visit the weaver and learn learn how clothes were made.  Tours begin at the Visitor Center, 270 16th St., Ambridge, PA 15003.  Tour times are: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

The Harmonists were known worldwide for the quality of their textiles and clothing until 1845 when they closed the cotton and wool mills.  The Harmonists started the process of creating cloth from the a crossbred morino sheep from Spain with local Pennsylvania sheep.  When cotton became more readily available they purchased cotton from the souther plantations.  They used these raw materails and created the woold in their woolen and cotton mills.

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Oct 18 Sat
Trades Workshop @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Trades Workshop is an annual event put on by the Friends of Old Economy Village for visitors to learn and create 19th century crafts and trades.  Previous years, students of the workshops learned the art of drop-spindle, how to make the Harmonist lanterns, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, cabinetry, tanning, stonemasonry and much more. 

Old Economy Village’s workshops are an exciting and fun way to learn the customs, trades and crafts practiced by 19th century Harmonists.  Coming from Germany, many of the Harmonists were already masters in the different trades.  They were practiced vintners, bricklayers, beekeepers, spinners, weavers, makers of musical instruments, and tailors.  While “outsiders” could obtain the training, the Harmonists themselves were expected to learn two trades through an apprenticeship program. 

 

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.