Calendar of Events

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Spotlight on Natural History @ Old Economy Village
Sep 23 all-day







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.

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. 

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.
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.

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 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