Events

May 30 Sat
Spotlight on Natural History @ Old Economy Village
May 30 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 topic is the natural history museum.  Under the direction of Dr. Johann Christoph Muller, the Harmony Society operated a public museum from the mid-1820s until it closed in 1850.  It was the first of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The interpreters 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 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  If people want to wander through the grounds 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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Jun 4 Thu
Behind the Scenes Tour @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

June’s Behind-the-Scenes Tour is going to take a closer look at Harmony in Wood, Revisited and Harmonist furniture. The tour stops will include the exhibit gallery and places visitors don’t usually get to see in artifact storage in the Visitor Center and the Mechanic’s Building and behind the stanchions at the George Rapp House. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $16 for Friends of Old Economy Village members and $20 for non-members. Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Participants are permitted and encouraged to bring along their favorite beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) to enjoy after the tours! Please contact Holly Dofner at (724) 266-4500, ext. 102 for more information and to register. Thursday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. Old Economy Village Visitor Center. Registration Required.

Jun 6 Sat
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Jun 6 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 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

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Jun 13 Sat
19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village
Jun 13 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 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

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Jun 18 Thu
Friends of Old Economy Village Members Social @ Old Economy Village
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join in the camaraderie with other members of the Friends of Old Economy Village.  Find out what’s new at the village and museum.  Learn new things from a different presenter every month.

Third Thursday of every month, 7 PM – 8 PM

Jun 20 Sat
Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts @ Old Economy Village
Jun 20 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 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

Click here for our Family Membership

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Jun 27 Sat
An American Celebration @ Old Economy Village
Jun 27 all-day

Enjoy an old fashioned town celebration for the entire family.  Antique cars will be on display.  Food, historic artisans, storytelling, an old fashioned spelling bee, and musical entertainment create a wonderful experience for the entire family.

June 27, 2015   10 AM – 5:00 PM

Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee will be held at 11:00 in the Feast Hall of Old Economy Village during the American Celebration.  Entry to the spelling bee will involve the cost of admission.  First prize will be $100.00 donated by Radon Detection and Control in South Heights. Second prize will be $25.00 donated by John and Elaine Voss.  Get the word list to prepare for the competition.

Patch Town Days @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

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 eckleymuseum@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
 

Jul 4 Sat
Closed for Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed for Independence Day.

Jul 11 Sat
Meet the Gardeners @ Old Economy Village
Jul 11 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 our volunteer gardeners are eager to show off the elegant 19th century gardens.  They will be available 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  wander through the grounds and focus solely on the gardening 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

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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 Warren Kinneer are the main volunteers from this group.  Pat used to be an Old Economy Village employee and has maintained the Baker House garden since the 1980s.