Calendar of Events

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Jan
1
Tue
2019
Closed for the Winter
Jan 1 – Mar 31 all-day

Old Economy Village is regularly closed from January 1st until March 31st for regular tours.  Office hours remain the same during this time.  The historical site and museum will re-open for normal hours on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Hours for April 1 to December 31:

Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m..

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

See the hours and admission.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Introduction to Basket Weaving
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

More information to come.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Spring Garden Seminar @ Old Economy Village
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

Join us for our annual Spring event. 

New for this year: Friday evening festivities!

Friday, March 29, 2019:

This year we added a Friday night festivities. There will be a keynote address and we will be serving wine and cheese. Our keynote speaker will be Peter Lowe, and his address will be about will discuss Dawes Arboretum and the influence public gardens have on garden trends

Saturday, March 30, 2019:

Topics and experts to expand a gardener’s mind

 All day presentations, Hands-on learning, tastings, and samples for you and your garden with a variety of speakers covering different gardening topics, including: 

Peter Lowe (Dawes Arboretum)
 His presentation will focus on native alternatives to invasive plants. 

Gabe Tilove (Phipp’s Conservatory)
He speaking about the benefits that raised beds offer and reviewing the attributes of different raised bed materials.

Joanne Ranck Dirks (Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum)
She will be discussing the heirloom seed project, as well as seed saving basics in her presentation! 

Cynthia Pagesh
She will be talking about The Herb Society of America. 

Lunch will be provided and there will be a historic garden tour. 

Reception and lunch included in the cost:

Friends of Old Economy Village member: $48

Non-Member- $60

Continuing education credits available.

For additional information, contact Sandy Carroll at (724) 266-4500, ext 120

More information to come.

Please pre-register for this event by March 16th.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Silk Reeling
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Silk Reeling class will be taught by Sandy Smailer who has over 50 years of experience with textiles and fiber arts. She will discuss and demonstrate to participants how silk fiber is extracted from the silkworm cocoon and turned into thread. Participants will gain hands-on experience in learning the art of the 19th century silk reeling trade, by working with the cocoons and learning to operate the silk reeling machine. The manufacturing of silk was an important industry to the Harmony Society in their town of Economy until the 1850s. This class is free, but space is limited. Please register by March 20 by contacting David Miller the Museum Educator at davmiller@pa.gov

or 724-266-4500 ext.110.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Apr 6 @ 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 March 27 by contacting David Miller the Museum Educator at davmiller@pa.gov or 724-266-4500 ext.110.

 

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Easter Egg Hunt @ Old Economy Village
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 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 9th. 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 per 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).

Reservations preferred.  Reserve your spot by April 9, 2019.

 

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Home School Days
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This event allows 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.

You must register by Saturday, April 20. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110. 

May
4
Sat
2019
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 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.

Free admission.

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

Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Olivia's toysThis event brings history to life for visitors of all ages. Come try your hand at a variety of nineteenth century crafts, trades and games.

More information to come.

May 4-5, 2019

 

 

May
5
Sun
2019
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 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.

Free admission.

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