Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09-05:00
Mar
8
Sun
2020
Opening Day
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Join us as we celebrate PA’s Charter Day and open for the season! You will get a sneak peek of what is to come this season, sign the charter, hear some live music, and more all for FREE! 

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Old Economy Village
Apr 4 @ 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, April 4, 2020. Tickets will be available to download starting February 27, 2020.

Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day?
Let us know @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #EarthOptimism

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.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/

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

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Easter Egg Hunt @ Old Economy Village
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children can hunt for Easter eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a light snack in the Old Economy Village Feast Hall.

$5 per person if you register by April 1st. Children under the age of 3 are free. There will be admission at the gate the day of the event but it will be $7 person.

Limited to children ages 10 and under. Limit of twelve eggs per child. Egg hunting begins upon arrival until 1/2 hour before the end of the event (i.e. there is no set start time)

Please register by contacting Chloe at 724-266-4500 x 104 or at c-chlthoma@pa.gov

Sponsored by Oriental Trading

 

 

Apr
16
Thu
2020
“Raid! RAID!!” – Presentation by Eileen Aiken English
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eileen Aiken English will be returning to Old Economy Village on April 16th at 7:00 PM with another presentation.

“Raid! RAID!!”

If Count Leon contributed anything to the Harmony Society, it was excitement. His presence not only brought hope to those Harmonists disillusioned with Father Georg Rapp, but brought out the worst in a few nascent activists. During Leon’s prolonged stay at Economy Friedrich Rapp arranged an unexpected raid on his lodgings; the action greatly expedited events which led to the Great Schism. Later at Phillipsburg, the same activists churned a visit to Economy into an aggressive raid that ultimately resulted in the dissolution of Leon’s New Philadelphia Society.

May
2
Sat
2020
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old Economy Village greenhouseOld Economy Village will be selling heirloom varieties of plants raised in its greenhouse as part of the 8th Annual Garden Mart.  Other vendors will also be available to sell plants and garden-related items.  More information to come.

 

Enter through the gate closest to 13th Street on Church Street.

Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Olivia's toys

May 2-3, 2020

 
This event brings history to life for visitors of all ages. We will have 15+ demonstrations and you can also be an apprentice to one of our trades/crafts. Come try your hand at a variety of nineteenth century crafts & trades, such as blacksmithing, printing, cooking, textile production, laundry and more! While you’re here wander over to the garden for Gardenmart too!
 
Vendor List:
TBA
 
More to come!

 

May
3
Sun
2020
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Old Economy Village greenhouseOld Economy Village will be selling heirloom varieties of plants raised in its greenhouse as part of the 8th Annual Garden Mart.  Other vendors will also be available to sell plants and garden-related items.  More information to come.

 

Enter through the gate closest to 13th Street on Church Street.

Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Olivia's toys

May 2-3, 2020

 
This event brings history to life for visitors of all ages. We will have 15+ demonstrations and you can also be an apprentice to one of our trades/crafts. Come try your hand at a variety of nineteenth century crafts & trades, such as blacksmithing, printing, cooking, textile production, laundry and more! While you’re here wander over to the garden for Gardenmart too!
 
Vendor List:
TBA
 
More to come!

 

May
21
Thu
2020
“Marketing the Presidency” – Presentation
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

“Marketing The Presidency”
Speaker: Steve Mihaly

Audience members will be shown about 300 items from Steve Mihaly’s, personal collection that visually demonstrates the often unusual ways presidential candidates have marketed themselves to the public in their quest for election, while at the same time the audience will also receive some background on the key issues of the campaign, with a particular focus on showing items distributed in the Western Pa region.

Many of the pieces will be brought to lecture, so that the audience can see them up close after the presentation (which generally runs about an hour) is concluded. It will not be a heavy political presentation, but one that is light and whimsical with lots of laughs.

May
30
Sat
2020
Kunstfest
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

More information to come.