Events

Apr 26 Sat
Meet the Gardeners @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
Apr 26 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

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

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.

May 2 Fri
Beaver County History Days @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see our exhibit highlighting the Harmonists involvement in music.  This is one stop of many for the Beaver County History Days.  Please visit the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation for a full listing of programs and events.  Check back soon for updates.

May 3 Sat
Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
May 3 all-day

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

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Beaver County History Days @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see our exhibit highlighting the Harmonists involvement in music.  This is one stop of many for the Beaver County History Days.  Please visit the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation for a full listing of programs and events.

May 10 Sat
The Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles @ Old Economy Village
May 10 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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May 17 Sat
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
May 17 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.  Blacksmithing is the theme today.  Come see a volunteer blacksmith toiling away at his forge.  He even be making the nails we sell in The Village Rose.  The demonstrator will be avilable 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

Garden Mart and Spring Garden Workshop @ Old Economy Village
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Garden Workshop: Come enjoy a morning and afternoon of lectures and presentations on the many amazing aspects of gardening in our historic Granary at Old Economy Village.  $44 for Friends of Old Economy Village Members or $55 for non-members to attend the full day which includes: lunch, tour of the historic gardens, door prizes, and three sessions.  If you wish to participate but not for the full day, the cost per session is $12 for Friends of Old Economy Village Members or $15 for non-members.  Lunch is only for those who register by May 12 and for the entire event.  The speakers are: local garden celebrity, Doug Oster, Friends of Old Economy Village Volunteer of the Year and Penn State Master Gardener, Pat Leiphart, and Owner of Enon Valley Garlic, Ron Stidmon. To register for this event please contact Sandy Carroll, c-scarroll@pa.gov or (724) 266-4500 x 120.  Please print off the registration form here and mail to Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge, PA

Schedule for the Spring Garden Workshop (all activities except the garden tour will take place in the Granary on site):

9:00-9:15 – Registration and welcome
9:15-10:00 – Doug Oster: Creating a Black and Gold Garden (KEYNOTE)
10:15-11:00 – Ron Stidman: Growing, Harvesting, and Preserving Garlic
11:15-Noon – Tour of the historic gardens
Noon- 12:45 – Lunch (For those that register by May 12)  and shop the garden mart
1:00-1:45 – Pat Leiphart: Herb of the Year: Artemisia
1:45-2:00 – Door prizes

Pre-registration for the Garden Workshop ends May 12.

Garden Mart: Garden vendors will sell plants, garden tools, and ornamentals in the beautiful historic gardens.  Plants from Old Economy Village’s gardens will be on sale.  Free admission to the gardens during the garden mart.  The garden mart is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Interested in being a vendor?  Please contact us (724) 266-4500.  The cost is only $25 for a 10′x10′ space, an 8ft table, and two chairs.  Please print off the registration form here and mail to Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge, PA 15003

Speakers

DOUG OSTER: is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Backyard Gardener and co-host of the popular radio show: The Organic Gardeners on KDKA.  Doug will speak on how to create a black and gold garden.  For more information on Doug click here.

RON STIDMAN: has been growing garlic since 2003.  Prior to then, he spent most of his professional life living and working in large cities around the world.  He has been an economic consultant, international entrepreneur, and executive coach in America, Europe, and Asia.  Enon Valley Garlic, originally intended to be a leisurely retirement from the rat race of New York, has become an obsession with all things garlic and the foundation for a community focused on a sustainable, healthy, lifestyle.  Ron will speak on growing, harvesting, and preserving garlic. For more information on Enon Valley Garlic click here.

PAT LEIPHART: has been a member of the Western PA Unit of the Herb Society of America since 1995, and is the coordinator of the herb and dye garden at Old Economy Village.  Her husband Warren and she have been responsible for the Baker House Garden since 1987.  Pat has been a Penn State Master Gardener from Beaver County since 2004.  Pat will be speaking about Artemisia the herb of the year.  For more information on the Western PA Unit of the Herb Society of American click here

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May 24 Sat
19th Century Food Ways: Breadbaking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
May 24 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 food is the theme.  Come see how the Harmonist prepared food in the Community Kitchen and the Bake Oven.  There may be home made bread and butter to try.  The demonstrator will be avilable 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

May 31 Sat
Niceties and Necessities: 19th Trades and Crafts @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
May 31 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 a trade such broom making, basket weaving, printing etc…will be featured.  The demonstrator will be avilable 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

The Harmony Society was known for their master crafts.  The master craftsmen wore a silk vest to denote his rank.  The Harmonists had cobblers, woodworkers, basket weavers, coopers, blacksmiths, and many others.

Jun 7 Sat
Meet the Gardeners @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center
Jun 7 all-day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Mandy Working in the garden Old_Economy_Village

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

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

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.

4th Annual Mariner’s Ball @ Erie Maritime Museum/US Brig Niagara
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Our Flag was Still There 

Presented by: PNC Bank

VIP Sponsor Party 6:00 pm

General Admission 7:00 pm 

 

 

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