Calendar of Events

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Spring Garden Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Garden WorkshopFour speakers: Doug Oster Home and Garden editor for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Karen Geiser from Lehman’s, and Susan Parker, Penn State Master Gardener, and Dean Sylvester, OEV Historical Horticulturist.

Breakfast and lunch are provided. After-party with Doug Oster.  See the registration form for more information.

Garden Workshop 2017 Registration Form

Reservations required by March 31st.  Call Sandy Carroll at (724) 266-4500, ext. 120.

 

 

May
6
Sat
2017
Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Olivia's toysThis event brings history to life for visitors of all ages. Come try your hand at a variety of nineteenth century crafts, trades and games.

May 6-7, 2017

 

May
7
Sun
2017
Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Olivia's toysThis event brings history to life for visitors of all ages. Come try your hand at a variety of nineteenth century crafts, trades and games.

May 6-7, 2017

 

May
13
Sat
2017
The Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles @ Old Economy Village
May 13 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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Jun
3
Sat
2017
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Jun 3 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
10
Sat
2017
19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village
Jun 10 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

Jun
17
Sat
2017
Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts @ Old Economy Village
Jun 17 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
Sat
2017
An American Celebration @ Old Economy Village
Jun 24 @ 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 25, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Historic Trades Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oct
7
Sat
2017
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Thanksgiving Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

applesThis event celebrates the fall harvest and many of the tasks done to prepare for winter. Artisans will be cooking, baking and demonstrating many different crafts and skills. Music, food and activities for the whole family make this a great fall tradition!

October 7-8, 2017