Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09-05:00
Nov
16
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: The Art of Blacksmithing
Nov 16 all-day

Between April and December 2019 Old Economy Village will be focusing on one theme on several Saturdays throughout the season. 

This week is The Art of Blacksmithing!

Blacksmithing Class: Beyond the Basics
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Beyond the Basics blacksmithing class is designed for people who already have taken the Introduction to Blacksmithing Class or already have experience with some of the basics and want to take their skills to an intermediate level. John Frankowski and Ben Delaney who demonstrate blacksmithing on regular basis at Old Economy Village will be the instructors. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. This class is free, but space is limited to 8 participants. Please register by November 6 by contacting David Miller the Museum Educator at davmiller@pa.gov or 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Drop Spindle and Introduction to Spinning Class
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spinning has been around for thousands of years and was carried on at Old Economy Village as well.

Join us for a fun and informative class for beginners. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to card fiber from a raw fleece and spin your own yarn on a drop spindle. We will also discuss the spinning wheel and see a demonstration on one. All required supplies are provided. It is suggested that you wear appropriate clothing.

Recommended for adults and children over 12.

Children under 17 should be accompanied by an adult.

Space Limited to 6 people.

Contact David Miller at davmiller@pa.gov or 724-266-4500 ext.110 to register.  

 

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: Meet the Gardeners
Nov 23 all-day

Between April and December 2019 Old Economy Village will be focusing on one theme on several Saturdays throughout the season. 

This week is Meet the Gardeners!

Nov
28
Thu
2019
Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed for Thanksgiving day and the Friday following Thanksgiving.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts
Nov 30 all-day

Between April and December 2019 Old Economy Village will be focusing on one theme on several Saturdays throughout the season. 

This week is Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts!

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Christmas at the Village @ Old Economy Village
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Belsnickel

Walk along a candlelit cobblestone street and visit the historic buildings with interpreters eager to show off wares from the nineteenth century. People looking for last minute gift ideas will find unique handmade items for sale by vendors. Local choirs will be performing. Children’s crafts and activities along with Belsnickel (Pennsylvania Dutch Santa Claus) will be found in the Granary.  Food is available for purchase.

Hours:

Saturday, December 7th 2pm – 9pm
Sunday, December 8th 2pm – 7pm

Regular admission prices:

$10.00 Adults
$9.00 Senior (65+)
$6.00 Youth (3-11)
Free – Children under age 3, Active duty military, FOEV Members, and Ambridge Pass holders\

Vendor List:
Prissy’s Candles and Such
Mazzotta Winery
StoneHouse Folk Art
PJ’s Deli and Catering
Delights of Cathay
Echoes of the Four Directions
Oil Infused Products
Silk Haven Gifts LLC
Crooked Creek Herbals
Liz’s Treasures
Uncommon Grounds Café
Mimi’s Sparkles
Miss Scarlett’s Gourmet Coffee
Farm Fresh Creations
Crop & Kettle
Four Bees Paintings
Agora Cyber Charter School
Fairywood Forest
The Candle Bar
Compliments of Sugar
Creations by C
Weekends R4 Warriors
Parry’s Wood Crafts
Weister Lane Whimsies
Holiday Ornaments
Luke Kiefer
Country Bumpkin Primatives
 
Dec
8
Sun
2019
Christmas at the Village @ Old Economy Village
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BelsnickelWalk along a candlelit cobblestone street and visit the historic buildings with interpreters eager to show off wares from the nineteenth century. People looking for last minute gift ideas will find unique handmade items for sale by vendors. Local choirs will be performing. Children’s crafts and activities along with Belsnickel (Pennsylvania Dutch Santa Claus) will be found in the Granary.  Food is available for purchase.

Hours:

Saturday, December 7th 2pm – 9pm
Sunday, December 8th 2pm – 7pm

Regular admission prices:

$10.00 Adults
$9.00 Senior (65+)
$6.00 Youth (3-11)
Free – Children under age 3, Active duty military, FOEV Members, and Ambridge Pass holders

Vendor List:
Prissy’s Candles and Such
Mazzotta Winery
StoneHouse Folk Art
PJ’s Deli and Catering
Delights of Cathay
Echoes of the Four Directions
Oil Infused Products
Silk Haven Gifts LLC
Crooked Creek Herbals
Liz’s Treasures
Uncommon Grounds Café
Mimi’s Sparkles
Miss Scarlett’s Gourmet Coffee
Farm Fresh Creations
Crop & Kettle
Four Bees Paintings
Agora Cyber Charter School
Fairywood Forest
The Candle Bar
Compliments of Sugar
Creations by C
Weekends R4 Warriors
Parry’s Wood Crafts
Weister Lane Whimsies
Holiday Ornaments
Luke Kiefer
Country Bumpkin Primatives
 
 
Dec
12
Thu
2019
Christmas Dinner @ Old Economy Village Feast Hall
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Christmas dinner

Join us in celebration of the winter season in Harmonist style! This year’s annual Christmas Dinner will be served in the Feast Hall with live entertainment by the Pittsburgh Opera. A wonderful candlelit dinner and camaraderie make this a great holiday tradition. Reservations are required.
 
Price:
  • $90 for non-members
  • $72 for members
  • $800 for a table
 
 
To make a reservation contact Chloe Thomas at (724) 266-4500 x 104 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov. RSVP with payment by November 29, 2019
 
Itinerary:
  • 6:00 Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:00 Pittsburgh Opera Performance
Dec
13
Fri
2019
Home School Children’s Christmas Tours at Old Economy Village
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pa. will be offering two Christmastime for Children Tours for Home School families. This tour is designed for young children from pre-school to the third grade. The first tour will be held on Friday, December 13 at 1:00 p.m. and the second tour will be Wednesday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5 per person.

This is an hour and a half program. For the first hour students (parents come along and watch) will get a tour of the Village where they will make an ornament to take home and participate in other activities. The final half hour of the program is a party with grumpy, old Belsnickel. He will be checking his book to see which children are naughty and nice.

You must register for this event by Friday, December 6. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110.