Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2017-03-07T16:04:09+00:00
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.

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.

 

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.

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

More information to come.

May 4-5, 2019

 

May
11
Sat
2019
Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Old Economy Village
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mysteries of the Museum

See behind the scenes at Old Economy Village. 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! 
 
Caution: We will be traveling on old stone stairways as part of this tour.
 
Please contact Chloe Thomas at (724) 266-4500, ext. 104 or c-chlthoma@pa.gov for more information and to register.
 
Saturday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. Old Economy Village Visitor Center. Registration required.
 
$16 for Friends of Old Economy Village Members; $20 for non-members
Aug
18
Sun
2019
Concert in the Garden @ Old Economy Village garden
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a concert in the garden on Sunday, August 18th, at 5:00 p.m.  Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. 
 
Tickets for the concert are $15.00 each and will be available in advance at the Old Economy Village Visitor Center.  You may also purchase your tickets by Paypal. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the Feast Hall so there will be a limited number of tickets available for the show.
 
This is a wonderful event that hearkens back to the days when the Harmonists held concerts in the garden in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This event is lawn chair seating so bring along a chair or blanket, a picnic basket, and your favorite beverage and enjoy a beautiful evening at Old Economy.
 
Remember that tickets are limited so get yours before they are sold out!



 
For more information contact Chloe Thomas at
724-266-4500 ext. 104 or c-chlthoma@pa.gov
Oct
5
Sat
2019
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 5 @ 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!

There will be a variety of vendors selling their wares, everything from soap to pottery as well as food and drink among other things.

Musical acts will be performing throughout the two days, stay tuned for the performance schedule.

There will be activities for the young as well as the young at heart!

                                                October 5-6, 2019

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

Admission to this event is regular price:

Adults:     $10.00

Senior (65+)     $9.00

Children (Age 3-12)     $6.00

Free Admission: Children under 3, Active Military, FOEV Members, PA Heritage Members

 
 
Oct
6
Sun
2019
Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival @ Old Economy Village
Oct 6 @ 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!

There will be a variety of vendors selling their wares, everything from soap to pottery as well as food and drink among other things.

Musical acts will be performing throughout the two days, stay tuned for the performance schedule.

There will be activities for the young as well as the young at heart!

                                                October 5-6, 2019

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

Admission to this event is regular price:

Adults:     $10.00

Senior (65+)     $9.00

Children (Age 3-12)     $6.00

Free Admission: Children under 3, Active Military, FOEV Members, PA Heritage Members