Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09-04:00
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
19
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: Niceties and Necessities: 19th Century Trades and Crafts
Oct 19 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!

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Unlock Your History at Old Economy Village
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 Old Economy Village welcomes presenters from “Unlock Your History,” an affiliate member/program from the Heinz History Center.  Museum professionals and experts in history, hand-written documents, and preservation, along with those in attendance, will explore and discuss how heirlooms, genealogy, translation, and history all come together to demonstrate the importance of your personal story.  Your story matters! 

Learn about the documents that might be in your attic, and how you can better understand their contents. The presenters will discuss how anyone can decipher clues hidden within documents, and they will provide guidance about when to get more help. You will also hear about options available to care for your personal artifacts.

The workshop will include an offering of free, brief reviews of your Germanic and Scandinavian family letters, postcards, and other documents.  If you think you have something written in German, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, or Norwegian, now is your chance to discover what they are all about.  Be sure to bring a sample for a quick review at the end of the session.

The cost is $15.00 per person. The workshop will start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 1:30 p.m. The presenters will be available after the workshop to answer your questions and to look over your documents.  Lunch is included, and attendees are welcomed to tour the site after the workshop has ended.  

Register by October 18 by contacting Jason Weber at 724-266-4500 x 101 or at c-jaweber@pa.gov.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games
Oct 26 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 Planes and Games: Woodworking and Children’s Games!

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.
 
There will be two groups.
Group 1 will start their journey at 7:00.
Group 2 will start their journey at 8:00.
 
There will be light refreshments.
 
To register, please contact Chloe Thomas at 724-266-4500 x 104 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov
Nov
2
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: 19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking
Nov 2 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 19th Century Food Ways: Bread Baking and Cooking!

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Saturday Spotlight: The Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles
Nov 9 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 Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles!

Nov
11
Mon
2019
Closed for Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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!