Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09+00:00
Mar
15
Thu
2018
Historic Fashion Show and Discussion @ Old Economy Village classroom
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Old Economy Village curator, Sarah Buffington, will present a one-person fashion show of women’s clothing from the Harmonist times.  Clothing will include antiques and high-quality reproductions from the 18th century through the 19th century.  Ever wonder what was worn underneath those clothes and why?  Sarah will discuss the evolution of both clothing and underclothing of this period.

Sarah Buffington holds a degree in Apparel Design and Textiles with an Historic Emphasis from Michigan State University.  Her participation in multiple eras of re-enacting has led her through extensive research into historic clothing.  Sarah has been curator at Old Economy Village since 2002.  Before coming here, Sarah worked at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village and the Michigan State University Museum.

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Easter Egg Hunt @ Old Economy Village
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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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 20th. Children under the age of 3 are free. 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 upon arrival until 1/2 hour before the end of the event (i.e. there is no set start time).

Reservations preferred.  Reserve your spot by March 20, 2018.

The Friends of Old Economy Village would like to thank the following generous supporter of this event:

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Spring Garden Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Garden WorkshopPlans are being made for the 2018 Spring Garden Workshop.  Don’t forget to check back for details and to reserve your spot.

May
5
Sat
2018
Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 5 @ 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 5-6, 2018

 

May
6
Sun
2018
Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 6 @ 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 5-6, 2018

 

May
12
Sat
2018
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Old Economy Village greenhouseOld Economy Village will be selling heirloom varieties of plants raised in its greenhouse as part of the 7th Annual Garden Mart.  Other vendors will also be available to sell plants and garden-related items.

Free admission.

Enter through the gate closest to 13th Street on Church Street.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
An American Celebration @ Old Economy Village
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a “good ole” American summer time celebration for the entire family. Antique cars and bicycles will be on display. Food, historic artisans, musical entertainment, and family style games and activities create a wonderful experience for the entire family.

Take a few steps back to a simpler time when Summer days passed slowly and a cold lemonade beneath a shade tree was the best way to spend an afternoon. An American Celebration at Old Economy Village celebrates the less hectic pace of our past.
 
This year we will have musical entertainment in the garden as well as a host of other activities.  We will also have the children’s fire pumper, crafts, cookies, and games for children (and children at heart) to play.
 
 
Rain date is Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Regular admission fees apply.
Free for FOEV members, Ambridge Pass holders, Active Military
Jul
16
Mon
2018
Summer Camp, July 16-20 @ Old Economy Village
Jul 16 – Jul 20 all-day

Save the date for Summer Camp,

July 16-20 or 23-27

9:00 – Noon every day

 

Jul
23
Mon
2018
Summer Camp, July 23-27 @ Old Economy Village
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

Save the date for Summer Camp,

July 16-20 or 23-27

 

Aug
19
Sun
2018
Concert in the Garden @ Old Economy Village garden
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a concert in the garden on Sunday, August 19th, at 5:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. 
 
Tickets for the concert will be available in advance at the Old Economy Village Visitor Center.  Price to be decided.  You may also purchase your tickets by Paypal. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the Feast Hall so there will be a limited number of tickets available for the show.
 
This is a wonderful event that harkens back to the days when the Harmonists held concerts in the garden in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This event is lawn chair seating so bring along a chair or blanket, a picnic basket, and your favorite beverage and enjoy a beautiful evening at Old Economy.
 
Remember that tickets are limited so get yours before they are sold out!
 
For more information contact Jason Weber at
724-266-4500 ext. 101 or c-jaweber@pa.gov