Calendar of Events

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games @ Old Economy Village
Jul 2 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through 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 10 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to 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

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Jul
4
Mon
2016
Closed for Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed for Independence Day in observance of the State holiday on July 3rd and the actual holiday on July 4th.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Meet the Gardeners @ Old Economy Village
Jul 9 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September.  Today our volunteer gardeners are eager to show off the elegant 19th century gardens.  They will be available 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to  wander through the grounds and focus solely on the gardening 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

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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 Warren Kinneer are the main volunteers from this group.  Pat used to be an Old Economy Village employee and has maintained the Baker House garden since the 1980s.

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Art Camp
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm
Jul
13
Wed
2016
Lecture
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

More information to come.

Jul
16
Sat
2016
The Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles @ Old Economy Village
Jul 16 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September. Today’s featured craft is textile production.  The Harmonists were known worldwide for the quality of their textiles and clothing until 1845 when they closed the cotton and woolen mills.  The Harmonists started the process of creating cloth from crossbreeding merino sheep from Spain with local Pennsylvania sheep.  When cotton became more readily available they purchased cotton from the southern plantations.  They used these raw materials and created the wool in their woolen and cotton mills.

The demonstrators will be available 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to wander through the grounds and focus solely on the trades and crafts 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

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Jul
18
Mon
2016
Summer Camp: Faces & Places of Old Economy Village @ Old Economy Village
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm

VisitChildren will explore some of the important people in the Harmony Society and see where they lived and worked. Activities and crafts will be based on the featured Harmonists and will include baking bread, making butter, stenciling, fashioning a clothespin doll, making a tin punch weather vane, creating marbleized paper, making a walking stick and activities in the Natural History Museum, to name a few of the fun things planned.

Dates:                    July 18 to 22 or July 25 to 29

Time:                     9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost:                      $40 for members and $35 for each additional child.

$50 for non-members and $45 for each additional child.

To register please contact David Miller at 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Download the Summer Camp brochure

Jul
23
Sat
2016
Focus on Decorative Arts @ Old Economy Village
Jul 23 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September. Today’s topic is the decorative arts.  Harmonists made their own furniture and bought some from the local area.  They also purchased artwork early in the 19th century.  See these and other decorative arts of the Harmony Society today.

The interpreters will be available 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to wander through the grounds 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

Click here for our Family Membership

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Jul
25
Mon
2016
Summer Camp: Faces & Places of Old Economy Village @ Old Economy Village
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

VisitChildren will explore some of the important people in the Harmony Society and see where they lived and worked. Activities and crafts will be based on the featured Harmonists and will include baking bread, making butter, stenciling, fashioning a clothespin doll, making a tin punch weather vane, creating marbleized paper, making a walking stick and activities in the Natural History Museum, to name a few of the fun things planned.

Dates:                    July 18 to 22 or July 25 to 29

Time:                     9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost:                      $40 for members and $35 for each additional child.

$50 for non-members and $45 for each additional child.

To register please contact David Miller at 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Download the Summer Camp brochure

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Spotlight on Natural History @ Old Economy Village
Jul 30 all-day

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Old Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September. Today’s topic is the natural history museum.  Under the direction of Dr. Johann Christoph Muller, the Harmony Society operated a public museum from the mid-1820s until it closed in 1850.  It was the first of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The interpreters will be available 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 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. If people want to wander through the grounds 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, Active Military, and Ambridge Borough Pass Holders

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership