Calendar of Events

May
26
Thu
2016
FOEV Annual Meeting @ Old Economy Village Granary
May 26 @ 7:00 pm

The Friends of Old Economy Village invite you to the FOEV Annual Meeting on Thursday May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Old Economy Village Granary, 14th & Church Streets, Ambridge, PA (printable invitation)

Agenda

Approval of 2015 Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
President’s Report
Site Administrator’s Report
Board of Directors Election

Nominees for the FOEV Board of Directors:

Class of 2016 – 2019: Scott Angus, Bob Clendennen, Rick Lapinski, Karla Spinelli

RSVP to Jason Weber before May 22, 2016

724-266-4500 ext. 101 or c-jaweber@pa.gov

Desserts and coffee served after the meeting

May
28
Sat
2016
Spotlight on Natural History @ Old Economy Village
May 28 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, and Active Military

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

May
30
Mon
2016
Closed for Memorial Day
May 30 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed for Memorial Day.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Jun 4 all-day

Seth_Blacksmith_Old_Economy_VillageRandy_Blacksmithing_Old_Economy_VillageOld Economy Village will have 19th century trade demonstrations and other exciting activities every Saturday from April through September.  Blacksmithing is the theme today.  Come see a volunteer blacksmith hammering away at his forge.  He may even be making the nails we sell in The Village Rose store.  The demonstrator 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 blacksmithing 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

Jun
11
Sat
2016
19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village
Jun 11 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 theme is food.  Come see how the Harmonists prepared food in the Community Kitchen and the Bake Oven.  There may be home-made bread and butter to try.  The demonstrator 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 foodways 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

Book Reading and Signing @ Old Economy Village Visitor Center Classroom
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Local author, Alicia Stankay, of Ambridge, will present a reading of her most recent novel, Cathi and Katrina: Adventure in Old Economy Village, on June 11, 2016 at 11 am. This book will be of particular interest to pre-teen and early teen readers because it focuses on two young girls, living in the present and past, who face challenges in their lives.

The reading and book signings will take place in the Visitor’s Center Classroom. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts @ Old Economy Village
Jun 18 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.  The Harmony Society had cobblers, woodworkers, basket weavers, coopers, blacksmiths, and many others.  Today a trade such broom making, basket weaving, printing, or something else will be featured.  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

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Jun
24
Fri
2016
Viewing of “Man’s Reach”
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

0911 Pavillion, Man's ReachMan’s Reach was a play by Gladys L’Ashley Hoover about the Harmony Society that was performed in the gardens at Old Economy Village between 1956 and 1961.  The Harmonie Associates (now Friends of Old Economy Village) hosted the performance to raise funding for the restoration of site buildings.  It was a very successful play that earned an Award of Merit by the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH).

The play was recorded on film back then.  For a long time the film has been in the can in storage due to film’s brittle nature.  Through a grant from the Laughlin Memorial Foundation, Old Economy Village is now able to digitize the filmed play.  The premiere of the digitized version will be presented on June 24th.

More information to follow.

Jun
25
Sat
2016
An American Celebration @ Old Economy Village
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

An American CelebrationEnjoy an old fashioned town celebration for the entire family. Antique cars will be on display. Food, historic artisans, storytelling, an old fashioned spelling bee, and musical entertainment create a wonderful experience for the entire family.

Rain date is Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10 – 5:00 p.m.

Click here for the  Spelling Bee List

Click here for the Spelling Bee Registration Form.

 

 

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

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership