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Old Economy Village Open

Categorized as: Special Attractions
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  • Starting on: Apr 14, 2016
  • Ending on: Oct 30, 2016
  • 10:00AM - 05:00PM
  • varies
  • 724-266-4500
  • Event Website

Description:

Old Economy Village will open its doors for the 2016 operating season on Friday,

April 1st. Hours of operation for tours of the historic site for 2016 are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from Noon until 5:00 p.m. The site is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

Old Economy Village is a historic site of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The site preserves and presents the life, thought, and material culture of the Harmony Society, a highly successful and entrepreneurial 19th century religious community. Old Economy was the heart of the Harmony Society’s community of Economy from 1824 until the commune was dissolved in 1905. It is part of Ambridge’s Economy National Historic Landmark, and is among the region’s most important historic sites. Old Economy Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Friends of Old Economy Village which is a non-profit community-based organization.

This year marks Old Economy’s 100th Anniversary of ownership and stewardship by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A visit to the site will include the opportunity to see the Centennial exhibition – Remembering “the Harmony”: 100 Years of Preservation and Celebration at Old Economy. The site will also be hosting its Saturday spotlight programs from April through September. Each Saturday will feature a different craft, trade, or activity. The season will also include summer camps for kids, special events, lectures, and a concert in the garden by River City Brass. For more information on the season’s programs and events consult our website at oldeconomyvillage.org.

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