Home School Days at Old Economy Village




 

 

Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pa. will be offering two Home School Days this fall. The first one will be held on Friday, October 13 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and the second will be Wednesday, October 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

These events will allow home school families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child and per parent or guardian. Students will get a chance to visit the buildings, try some hands on activities, see demonstrations and learn about life in the 1830s. 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 on the Ohio River in modern day Ambridge.  

You must register for this event by Wednesday, October 11. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110. 

For more information contact David Miller at davmiller@pa.gov or (724) 266-4500 x 110. 

Old Economy Village is a gemstone site of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commis-sion. Old Economy Village preserves and presents the life, thought, and material culture of the Harmony Society, a highly successful and entrepreneurial 19th century religious community.  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.  It is part of Ambridge’s Economy National Historic District and is among the region’s most important historic sites.