Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09-04:00
Sep
21
Sat
2019
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Old Economy Village – Year of Music
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Several interpreters will be in the Village providing tours, demonstrating traditional crafts and trades, and providing hands-on learning opportunities. In addition we will have musical performers on site throughout the day.

Musical Performance Line-up:

  • Jay Blizman – 12 – 1 pm
    • Playing the Hammered Dulcimer
  • Dahlia Trio lead by Stephanie Kendall 1 – 2 pm
  • Jame and Deborah Tobin 2 -3 pm
    • Strolling the grounds and playing the banjo and mandolin. 

Read more:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/old-economy-village/#ygBiQ6wix8xEpZ4y.99

#YearOfMusic #MuseumDay

Sep
26
Thu
2019
If These Walls Could Talk
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intrigue, suspense, and mystery in the Harmony Society? Yes! Extraordinary tales have been described by Karl J.R. Arndt and other historians. Dr. Eileen Aiken English will relate a few.

Eileen Aiken English will be presenting and doing a book signing on September 26 at 7:00 p.m.. You can purchase one of her books at the gift shop!

Register for this event by contacting Chloe Thomas at (724) 266 – 4500 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov

 

More information to come.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Introduction to Blacksmithing Class will be taught by John Frankowski and Ben Delaney who demonstrate blacksmithing on regular basis at Old Economy Village. They will teach the basics of blacksmithing. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. This class is free, but space is limited to 8 participants. Please register by September 18 by contacting David Miller the Museum Educator at davmiller@pa.gov or 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 5 @ 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!

There will be a variety of vendors selling their wares, everything from soap to pottery as well as food and drink among other things.

Musical acts will be performing throughout the two days, stay tuned for the performance schedule.

There will be activities for the young as well as the young at heart!

                                                October 5-6, 2019

                                    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                     Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Admission to this event is regular price:

Adults:     $10.00

Senior (65+)     $9.00

Children (Age 3-12)     $6.00

Free Admission: Children under 3, Active Military, FOEV Members, PA Heritage Members

 
 
Oct
6
Sun
2019
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 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!

There will be a variety of vendors selling their wares, everything from soap to pottery as well as food and drink among other things.

Musical acts will be performing throughout the two days, stay tuned for the performance schedule.

There will be activities for the young as well as the young at heart!

                                                October 5-6, 2019

                                    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                     Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Admission to this event is regular price:

Adults:     $10.00

Senior (65+)     $9.00

Children (Age 3-12)     $6.00

Free Admission: Children under 3, Active Military, FOEV Members, PA Heritage Members

 
Oct
11
Fri
2019
Home School Days at Old Economy Village
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

We will be offering two Home School Days this fall. The first one will be on Friday, October 11 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The second one will be Wednesday, October 16 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

This event will allow home school families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child and per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the buildings, try some hands on activities, see demonstrations and learn about life in the 1830s. Old Economy Village was founded in 1824 by a German Pietistic Christian Communal Society called the Harmonists. They built their town 17 miles north of Pittsburgh on the Ohio River in modern day Ambridge.  

You must register for one of these dates by Wednesday, October 9. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110. 

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Straw Hat Making Class
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old Economy Village in Ambridge will conduct a free Straw Hat Making Class on Saturday, October 12 starting at        10:00 a.m. and lasting until 4:00 p.m. Sarah Hershey McKee, the instructor, is an accomplished hat maker, who makes hats for museums and the reenacting community. Participants will learn about making straw hats and begin their own straw hat to take home with them. Space is limited to 10 participants so please register by October 4th.  

 

To register for this free class or if you have any questions please contact David Miller at davmiller@pa.gov or (724) 266-4500 x 110. 

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Home School Days at Old Economy Village
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

We will be offering two Home School Days this fall. The first one will be on Friday, October 11 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The second one will be Wednesday, October 16 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

This event will allow home school families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child and per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the buildings, try some hands on activities, see demonstrations and learn about life in the 1830s. Old Economy Village was founded in 1824 by a German Pietistic Christian Communal Society called the Harmonists. They built their town 17 miles north of Pittsburgh on the Ohio River in modern day Ambridge.  

You must register for one of these dates by Wednesday, October 9. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110. 

Oct
26
Sat
2019
A Halloween Haunting @ Old Economy Village
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our fourth annual Trick or Treat event here in the Village. Costumed children ages 10 and under will go “door-to-door” on the historic site and trick or treat. Costumed interpreters and guides will greet visitors as they make their way around the site. In addition there will be other activities and refreshments for everyone.

This event is held rain or shine.

Registration is now open, you may contact Chloe at c-chlthoma@pa.gov or (724)266-4500 x 104 to register for this event.  $5 per person.

Dark History of Old Economy Village
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hear about the darker side of history at Old Economy Village. A variety of chilling tales will be told!

This is a 21+ event.
$10 per person.

To register, please contact Chloe Thomas at 724-266-4500 x 104 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov