Calendar of Events

Apr
1
Sat
2017
The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Apr 1 – Apr 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.  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, and Active Military

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Apr
8
Sat
2017
19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking @ Old Economy Village
Apr 8 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, and Active Military

Click here for our Family Membership

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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.

 

 

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Easter Egg Hunt @ Old Economy Village
Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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New and Improved!

Children can hunt for Easter eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a light snack in the Old Economy Village Feast Hall.

$5 per person if you register by March 31st. There will be admission at the gate the day of the event but it will be $7 person.

Limited to children ages 10 and under. Limit of twelve eggs per child.  Egg hunting begins anytime between 1:30 and 3:00 (i.e. there is no set start time this year).  Other activities end at 3:30.

Click here for  rules and guidelines

Reservations preferred.  Reserve your spot by March 31, 2017.

Sponsored by Anderson’s Candies and Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop.

Andersons Candies
Grandpa Joes Candy Shop

 

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts @ Old Economy Village
Apr 15 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, and Active Military

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games @ Old Economy Village
Apr 22 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

 

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Meet the Gardeners @ Old Economy Village
Apr 29 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

Click here for our Family Membership

Click here for our Business Membership

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.

May
6
Sat
2017
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Plants for saleOld Economy Village’s garden will have vendors selling plants and garden-related items as part of the 6th Annual Garden Mart.

 

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