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Spring Garden Workshop

  Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pa. will be having its annual Spring Garden Workshop on April 21st. The event will begin at 8 a.m., and runs until 4 p.m. Visitors are instructed to check in at the Old Economy Village Visitor Center. This event will feature speakers, presentations, lunch, and a small party at [...]

By | 2018-04-11T10:26:11-04:00 April 11th, 2018|Old Economy Village News & Updates|0 Comments

Old Economy Village Seeking Guides for School Tours

  Old Economy Village in Ambridge is seeking volunteers interested in becoming tour guides for school tours. Old Economy Village has several educational school programs ranging from pre-school to High School. Most programs last 2 hours and have both fun and educational activities for the students to perform. Training is simple and is done at [...]

By | 2018-04-05T15:47:41-04:00 April 5th, 2018|Old Economy Village News & Updates|0 Comments

Silk Reeling, Broom Making and Printing Classes at Old Economy Village

Old Economy Village in Ambridge will conduct several classes in April. Silk reeling will be featured on Saturday, April 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sandy Smailer has over 50 years of experience with textiles and fiber arts. She will discuss and demonstrate to participants how silk fiber is extracted from the silkworm cocoon [...]

By | 2018-04-05T15:43:37-04:00 April 5th, 2018|Old Economy Village News & Updates|0 Comments

Home School Days

Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pa. will be offering two Home School Days this spring. The first one will be on Friday, April 27 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The second one will be Wednesday, May 2 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. This event will allow home school families to explore the Village [...]

By | 2018-03-19T11:00:30-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Old Economy Village News & Updates|0 Comments

Old Economy Village Recipient of Rivers of Steel Grant

The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation of Homestead, PA has awarded a matching grant of $12,000 to the Friends of Old Economy Village of Ambridge, PA. The grant will help fund year one of a two-year initiative called “Bringing History Alive at Old Economy Village.” The primary objective is to increase attendance at the Village [...]

By | 2018-02-06T12:19:43-05:00 February 6th, 2018|Old Economy Village News & Updates|0 Comments

Read the Blog

The interior of the Rapp Houses were restored between 2013 and 2014.  The houses finally reopened for tours in November 2014.  Read more about the restoration in the blog posts that were written during the restoration.

By | 2022-09-13T10:28:43-04:00 January 13th, 2016|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

Open for Tours!

How exciting!  The Rapp Houses are finally open for tours once again.  Reviews are glowing!  Time to come out to Old Economy Village again and see the magnificent changes.  Just to give you a glimpse of what you might see, look at the pictures below.  But, we don't want to give too much away, because [...]

By | 2022-09-13T09:51:37-04:00 November 7th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Rapp Houses are Making Headlines

The Rapp Houses are receiving a great deal of attention these days.  The contractors are all done with their work, and the staff and volunteers at the site are putting the finishing touches on the two connected buildings.  The grand opening is this Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9 from 10 until 5 on [...]

By | 2022-09-13T09:54:15-04:00 November 6th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments


This past week saw all of the large furnishings moving into the Rapp Houses.  Brian Howard of Carlisle, PA and his crew did the hard moving job.  Also this week, White Marsh Interiors installed curtains and bed hangings in George and Frederick Rapp's bedrooms.  Thanks to Bert Laudenslager and David Sell for their beautiful work! [...]

By | 2022-09-13T09:55:50-04:00 October 27th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments