Events

May 2 Sat
Beaver County History Days
May 2 – Sunday all-day
May 8 Fri
Home School Day @ Old Economy Village
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110.

May 9 Sat
Discovery Day @ Erie Maritime Museum
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Little Mate

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.

May 16 Sat
Garden Mart & Garden Workshop
May 16 all-day
Jun 6 Sat
The Erie Insurance Mariner’s Ball @ Erie Maritime Museum/US Brig Niagara
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mariners Ball 2015 Erie Insurance and ERIEZ Mag

Keepers of the Light

Presented by: Eriez Magnetics

VIP Sponsor Party 6:00 pm

Main Event 7:00 pm 

 

 

 ** Attendees must be aged 21 years or older ** 

Jun 27 Sat
An American Celebration
Jun 27 all-day
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 20 Mon
Summer Camps @ Old Economy Village
Jul 20 – July 31, 2015 all-day

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.

Attendees will:

  • 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 davmiller@pa.gov  or call 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Jul 25 Sat
1940s Weekend @ Eckley Miners' Village Museum
10:00 am – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

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 eckleymuseum@gmail.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.

Fourth Annual 1940s Swing Dance @ Freeland Public Park Pavilion
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.