Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09+00:00
Sep
23
Sat
2017
Spotlight on Natural History @ Old Economy Village
Sep 23 all-day

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Come see the re-created Harmonist natural history museum.  Under the direction of Dr. Johann Christoph Muller, the Harmony Society operated a public museum from the mid-1820s until it closed in 1850.  It was the first of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Historic Trades Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Sep 30 all-day

We are excited to announce our Fall Trades Workshops. Come out for a day of fun and learning. Linda Thomas will be teaching a class on jams & jellies and Ed Appleby will be teaching a class on blacksmithing. At the end of the sessions you’ll have learned something and have something to take home as the result of your efforts.

Linda will teach one session from 10:00 – 1:00 and can accept up to 12 participants. The cost will be $25 for non-members and $20 for FOEV members.

Ed will be offering a morning session and an afternoon session, each can accommodate 4 students. Morning session is 10:00 – 1:00 and afternoon is 2:00 – 5:00. The cost will be $35 for non-members and $28 for FOEV members.

Registration is required, please make your reservation by September 23rd. Click here for the registration form.

Please contact David Miller at davmiller@pa.gov or (724) 266-4500 ext.110 for more information and to make a reservation to attend.

The Art of Blacksmithing @ Old Economy Village
Sep 30 all-day

Seth_Blacksmith_Old_Economy_VillageRandy_Blacksmithing_Old_Economy_VillageCome see a volunteer blacksmith hammering away at his forge.  He may even be making the nails and other items for sale in The Village Rose store. 

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Lecture – George Rapp’s Economy & Its Origins in Württemberg @ Old Economy Village classroom
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Written under the stairs in Community House #2 in New Harmony, Indiana: “On the twenty-fourth of May, 1824, we have departed. Lord, with Thy great help and goodness, in body and soul protect us.” ~ L. Schaal, Harmonist

In 1824, George Rapp established his third community in America and called it Economy. Founding a new village created a crisis for many members of the Harmony Society who resented giving up the community at New Harmony, Indiana. Nevertheless, George Rapp convinced them to follow him back to Pennsylvania.

How was he able to convince nearly 700 people to move?  How much was left in 1824 of the original ideas developed in Württemberg more than 30 years before? Dr. Eberhard Fritz looks back on the formative years of George Rapp’s Pietist group, when strong religious and social ideas led people to separate from the church and live differently than acceptable society.
 
For more information or to register to attend the lecture please contact David Miller at (724)266-4500 x 110.
 
Dr. Eberhard Fritz is the archivist to the Duke of Württemberg. For more than two decades he researched the Separatist movement in the Duchy of Württemberg and elsewhere, especially the rising of George Rapp and the origins of the community at Zoar, Ohio. His PhD thesis Radical Pietism in Württemberg was published as a book in 2003. In addition, he has written more than 20 longer articles about various aspects of Pietism and Separatism.
Oct
7
Sat
2017
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

applesThis event celebrates the fall harvest and many of the tasks done to prepare for winter. Artisans will be cooking, baking and demonstrating many different crafts and skills. Music, food and activities for the whole family make this a great fall tradition!

October 7-8, 2017

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Oct
8
Sun
2017
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

applesThis event celebrates the fall harvest and many of the tasks done to prepare for winter. Artisans will be cooking, baking and demonstrating many different crafts and skills. Music, food and activities for the whole family make this a great fall tradition!

October 7-8, 2017

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
One in Christ: God’s Grace Unites, Honoring the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation @ Old Economy Village & St. John's Lutheran Church
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at Old Economy Village and St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 14th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Praising God with Song & Prayer at St. John’s Lutheran Church across the street from Old Economy Village.  Beaver County Choral Society Chancel Choir and Joint Choirs

4:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.  Celebrating God’s Community at Old Economy Village.  Featured Speaker: Dr. Byron Curtis, Professor of Biblical Studies at Geneva CollegePrayer Walk, Children’s Activities, Art Exhibit, Local Musicians, Refreshments

6:45 p.m.  Closing Prayer in the Feast Hall

Free admission – All are Welcome!

For more information, call 724-869-7635 or email 2017oneinchrist@gmail.comDownload the flyer.

The Protestant Reformation was a split from the Roman Catholic Church, most commonly marked by Martin Luther’s posting of The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to the Archbishop of Mainz on October 31, 1517 and ending after the Thirty Years War in 1648.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
A Halloween Haunting @ Old Economy Village
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

We are pleased to announce our second 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.

If you’ve been to the Easter Egg hunt and enjoyed it, come out and see us for this Fall family event. If you’ve never been out to see us this is a great time for your first visit.

Stay tuned for registration information.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Behind-the-Scenes Experience @ Old Economy Village
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
See behind the scenes at Old Economy Village. The focus for this event will be lighting. Travel through the village by lantern light and see various types of lighting that the Harmonists used. View artifacts in storage rarely seen by the human eye. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
 
Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Participants are permitted and encouraged to bring along their favorite beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) to enjoy afterwards!
 
Please contact Jason Weber at (724) 266-4500, ext. 101 or c-jaweber@pa.gov for more information and to register.
 
Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 p.m. Old Economy Village Visitor Center. Registration required.
 
$16 for Friends of Old Economy Village Members; $20 for non-members
Nov
10
Fri
2017
Closed for Veterans Day
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

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