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Exploring American Schools in the 19th Century with Free Downloadable Workbook

Click Here for the Downloadable Workbook  Exploring American Schools in the 19th Century What was school like within the Harmony Society? What was school like for other Americans during this same period of history? The following will explore and provide some answers. There also will be some hands-on activities to try at home. Harmonist School [...]

By | 2020-04-02T15:58:10-04:00 April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PHMC’s Historic Sites and Museums to Remain Closed through April 30 as Part of COVID-19 Mitigation

​Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) Executive Director Andrea Lowery announced that all of PHMC’s state-owned historic sites and museums will remain closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. PHMC continues to re-evaluate its operations, guided by the strategy developed by the Governor’s Office and the Pennsylvania [...]

By | 2020-04-02T09:30:27-04:00 April 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update – 4-1-2020

Due to the Governor’s order regarding COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission offices and museums throughout the State are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020. During this time, visitation at all sites is suspended, and all public programs and events are canceled. Buildings and grounds are being monitored for security purposes.   Thank you [...]

By | 2020-04-01T11:55:29-04:00 April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 Volunteer of the Year – Coralee Syrko

Our 2019 Volunteer of the Year is Coralee Syrko Coralee is an enthusiastic and energetic volunteer.  She has developed skills including guiding tours, candle dipping, rope making, organizing archival documents, and cleaning artifacts. She has varied interests and is willing to help in any way with events and tours, even with a severely broken leg.    Coralee demonstrates candle [...]

By | 2020-03-26T15:39:27-04:00 March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Old Economy Village Coloring Pages, Crossword, and Word Search

Coloring is a fun activity to do while stuck at home! We have free, downloadable coloring pages on our website. Download, color, and share your masterpieces with us! Coloring Pages: https://bit.ly/392WHQ0   Finished coloring all of our coloring pages? Here are more two fun activities to do while stuck at home. Old Economy Village Crossword Puzzle [...]

By | 2020-03-20T15:42:44-04:00 March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Old Economy Village Offices Are Closed

Old Economy Village Offices Are Closed Due to the Governor’s order regarding COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum offices throughout the State are closed until March 30, 2020.  We are continuing to work remotely and will respond to your email as soon as possible. In our efforts to protect all Pennsylvanians, including our youngest, the Pennsylvania [...]

By | 2020-03-17T11:03:37-04:00 March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|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 | 2014-11-07T13:50:38-05:00 November 7th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration, Uncategorized|0 Comments