Join us once again for this annual Spring event. We will have speakers and presentations as well as lunch and a small party at the end of the day.
Speakers for the day will be
- Doug Oster(“Everybody Gardens” – Editor) – Container Gardening
- Cynthia Pagesh (Penn State Master Gardener) – Wild Edibles
- Zack Ruskin (MoreBeer) – Herb of the Year, Hops & Brewing
- Linda Thomas (Historic Cooking Demonstrator) – Yeast from Hops
- Dean Sylvester (OEV Historic Horticulturist)- Garden Tour
$40.00 for Old Economy Village members
Please pre-register for this event by April 6th.
Participants will learn the art of making a traditional broom using 19th century equipment. Participants will make an actual broom to take home with them. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
This event will allow home school families to explore the Village at a special education rate of $5 per child and per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the 15 historic buildings like the Community Kitchen, Natural History Museum, and the Mechanics Building. See the Blacksmith and the Printer, and learn about life in the 1830’s. Try some hands on activities such as making rope and 19th century children’s games. 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 along the Ohio River in modern day Ambridge. You must register for one of these dates by Wednesday, April 25.
Participants will learn about the trade of printing. They will gain hands-on experience using actual antique printing presses. Cost is $16 for members and $20 for non-members.
Join us for a photography exhibit with Dillon Murphy and other local photographers, it is a free event with light refreshments. The exhibit will be up all day in the Visitors Center.
Old Economy Village will be closed for Memorial Day.
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.