Researchers will be allowed back at Old Economy Village beginning April 30, 2021.
Once the Village is reopened to the public, researchers will be allowed to schedule appointments with the Curator—primarily on days when the site is not open to the public. Researcher access will be limited due to available space in the Reference Library and/or Conference Room. All regular protocols for visitors will be followed.
Use of archival material and access to artifacts will be left to the Curator’s discretion. Some items might not be able to be cleaned and therefore access will be denied during the pandemic.
- Digital Archives – selections from the Old Economy Village archives
- Manuscript Listings – manuscripts of and relating to the Harmony Society
- Writings of George Rapp – select digitized archival pieces from the Old Economy Village archives
Old Economy Village is the home of the majority of information about the Harmony Society. The collection contains six manuscript groups, an historic library, and collections of music, maps, drawings, and wallpaper. Major topics covered by the archives and library include but are not limited to music, architecture, religion, business, and photographs.
Research is by appointment only. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Please call (724) 266-4500 x 111 or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Please refer to the manuscript listings prior to your arrival to determine what you would like to research and to save time during your scheduled time. Use of information in the archives is regulated by the Pennsylvania State Archives in accordance with their fee schedule. Please refer to the PA Fee Schedules listed below.