Welcome to Old Economy Village

Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN




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.




Now is a great time to sign up to be a volunteer with Old Economy Village. We have several opportunities and we will be conducting volunteer training over the winter. The Volunteer page on our website has more information on volunteer positions and benefits. Please contact Sandy Carroll at (724) 266-4500, ext. 120 or via email at c-scarroll@pa.gov for more information.

We have some exciting things planned for the next several months – be sure to keep checking our website, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for updates.

Need a Gift?


Stop in to the Village Rose Museum Store!


The Village Rose Museum Store in the Visitor Center at Old Economy Village stocks unique finds from across Western Pennsylvania and beyond. From the ever-popular Wendell August Forge to American Redware Pottery to hand-woven baskets in the Harmonist style – there’s something for everyone at the Village Rose!




Old Economy Village was the home of the nineteenth century Christian communal group, the Harmony Society. Established in 1824, Economy was known worldwide for its piety and industrial prosperity.  Click Here to Learn More…

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