Calendar of Events

//Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09+00:00
Apr
21
Sat
2018
Spring Garden Workshop @ Old Economy Village
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Cost:

$40.00 for Old Economy Village members

$50.00 non-members

 

Please pre-register for this event by April 6th.

Broom Making Lecture with Terry Rowland
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 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.

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Home School Day @ Old Economy Village
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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. 

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Printing Class with Frank Vogrin
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 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.

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Photography Showcase with Dillon Murphy
Apr 29 all-day

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. 

May
5
Sat
2018
Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 5 @ 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.

May 5-6, 2018

 

May
6
Sun
2018
Hands-On History Days @ Old Economy Village
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 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.

May 5-6, 2018

 

May
12
Sat
2018
Garden Mart @ Old Economy Village
May 12 @ 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 7th Annual Garden Mart.  Other vendors will also be available to sell plants and garden-related items.

Free admission.

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

May
28
Mon
2018
Closed for Memorial Day
May 28 all-day

Old Economy Village will be closed for Memorial Day.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
An American Celebration @ Old Economy Village
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Take a few steps back to a simpler time when Summer days passed slowly and a cold lemonade beneath a shade tree was the best way to spend an afternoon. An American Celebration at Old Economy Village celebrates the less hectic pace of our past.
 
This year we will have musical entertainment in the garden as well as a host of other activities.  We will also have the children’s fire pumper, crafts, cookies, and games for children (and children at heart) to play.
 
 
Rain date is Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Regular admission fees apply.
Free for FOEV members, Ambridge Pass holders, Active Military