Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09-04:00
Jun
20
Thu
2019
Culture and Foods of the Eastern European Immigrants
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

***This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information.***

 

This is the first presentation of a food series. On June 20th, Chris Furis, will be holding a presentation on Culture and Foods of the Eastern European Immigrants. It is FREE to the public, but you need to register prior. To register please contact Chloe Thomas at 724-266-4500 x 104 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov

The presentation will be held in the Visitor Center Classroom. A sample of food will be available. 

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Art Camp
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 12:30 pm

 

Camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Six-year-old children must have completed Kindergarten to attend camp.

Retired Art Teacher, Dee Ruckert will be conducting the art camps at Old Economy Village. Children will try different types of art mediums while exploring Old Economy Village. They will see original examples of reverse glass painting and then do a reverse glass painting of their own. They will visit the Natural History Museum and learn about Alexander Wilson who sketched and painted birds of the United States. They will get a chance to see the Harmonists copies of the 9 volume Alexander Wilson bird books and see a bird book made by a Harmonist. Sketching, watering coloring foil embossing, silk egg dying and creating a mosaic are some of the other art projects that will be done throughout the week using the buildings and gardens for inspiration. 

For members (of F.O.E.V.) the cost is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child.

For non-members the cost is $50 for the first child and $45 for each additional child.

The registration for is available, here.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Closed for Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed on the Fourth of July.

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Art Camp
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 12:30 pm

 

Camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Six-year-old children must have completed Kindergarten to attend camp.

Retired Art Teacher, Dee Ruckert will be conducting the art camps at Old Economy Village. Children will try different types of art mediums while exploring Old Economy Village. They will see original examples of reverse glass painting and then do a reverse glass painting of their own. They will visit the Natural History Museum and learn about Alexander Wilson who sketched and painted birds of the United States. They will get a chance to see the Harmonists copies of the 9 volume Alexander Wilson bird books and see a bird book made by a Harmonist. Sketching, watering coloring foil embossing, silk egg dying and creating a mosaic are some of the other art projects that will be done throughout the week using the buildings and gardens for inspiration. 

For members (of F.O.E.V.) the cost is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child.

For non-members the cost is $50 for the first child and $45 for each additional child.

The registration for is available, here.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Crop & Kettle
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us on July 13 at 1:00 p.m. to hear all about the wonderful non-profit, Crop & Kettle. They will be discussing the program and plans their organization has that will benefit the community. There will be food and drinks provided. 

This event is FREE to the public! Please register by contacting Chloe Thomas at c-chlthoma@pa.gov or at 724-266-4500 x 104.

About Crop & Kettle

Crop & Kettle is a non-profit, social enterprise that utilizes the food system to provide job training and social development to members of our community who are eager to overcome their current obstacles to employment. 

More information about Crop & Kettle can be found on their website.

Jul
15
Mon
2019
History Camp
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm

Camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Six-year-old children, must have completed Kindergarten to attend camp.

Retired Art Teacher, Dee Ruckert will be conducting the History Camps at Old Economy Village.  Children will get a chance to meet the curator and museum educator to see some special artifacts and tour various parts of the village. Children will meet different trades people such as a weaver and silk reeler and try their hand at these historical trades. They will do some gardening and bake in the outdoor bake oven. They will learn about dying cloth and make a tie dye shirt. Other activities will be finger weaving, painting and foil embossing. They will get a chance to visit several of the historic buildings and see other artisan demonstrators.

For members (of F.O.E.V.) the cost is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child.

For non-members the cost is $50 for the first child and $45 for each additional child.

The registration for is available, here.

Jul
22
Mon
2019
History Camp
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm

Camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Six-year-old children, must have completed Kindergarten to attend camp.

Retired Art Teacher, Dee Ruckert will be conducting the History Camps at Old Economy Village.  Children will get a chance to meet the curator and museum educator to see some special artifacts and tour various parts of the village. Children will meet different trades people such as a weaver and silk reeler and try their hand at these historical trades. They will do some gardening and bake in the outdoor bake oven. They will learn about dying cloth and make a tie dye shirt. Other activities will be finger weaving, painting and foil embossing. They will get a chance to visit several of the historic buildings and see other artisan demonstrators.

For members (of F.O.E.V.) the cost is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child.

For non-members the cost is $50 for the first child and $45 for each additional child.

The registration for is available, here.

 

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Culture and Foods of the Middle Eastern Immigrants
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This presentation is a part of the food series. On July 24, Patrick Michael, will be holding a presentation on Culture and Foods of the Middle East Immigrants. He will be presenting stuffed grape leaves.
 
Lebanese food most sought after now are from the poorest class of people in the country, and their skill in cooking comes from using simple ingredients creatively to make food taste good. Now, we have better access to good ingredients than our relatives had, and this enables us to continue cooking delicious foods.
 
Patrick Michael is a Center Township native and lives on the same street where he grew up. He is the owner of Rafka Foods, and under this, he founded Jemila Foods to produce the finest foods in Lebanese cuisine. The company manufactures stuffed grape leaves, spinach pies, kibbe, and several dry mixes to make Lebanese dishes.
 
It is FREE to the public, but you need to register prior. To register please contact Chloe Thomas at 724-266-4500 x 104 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov
 
The presentation will be held in the Visitor Center Classroom. A sample of food will be available.
Jul
27
Sat
2019
Woodworking Class: Beyond the Basics
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Beyond the Basics Woodworking class will be taught by Dave Blair, a retired shop teacher who demonstrates and has taught wood working at Old Economy Village. This class is intended for those who have taken the Introduction to Woodworking class or have basic knowledge of using 19th century hand tools. This class is free, but space is limited. Please register by July 17 by contacting David Miller the Museum Educator at davmiller@pa.gov or 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Jul
29
Mon
2019
Architecture Camp
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE*** 

 

Camp is designed for children ages 11 to 13

This summer camp examines architecture by studying the buildings and landscape of Old Economy Village. Children will learn about different types of architectural elements by visiting buildings and doing scavenger hunts. They will explore brick patterns for buildings, sketching architectural elements and buildings, architectural drawings, design and drafting.

Cost: To Be Determined

To register or to get more information please contact David Miller at (724) 266-4500 x 110 or at davmiller@pa.gov