Old Economy Village
270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003 - United States
Old Economy Village is a gemstone site of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Old Economy Village interprets the history of the Harmony Society, a highly successful nineteenth century religious communal society, and preserves and interprets the unique material culture of the society during its period of residence in Beaver County, Pennsylvania for citizens of and visitors to the Commonwealth.
Old Economy Village was the heart of the Harmony Society’s home from 1824 until the commune was dissolved in 1905. Old Economy Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with the Friends of Old Economy Village. It is part of Ambridge’s Old Economy National Historic District and is among the region’s most important historic sites.
The 6 acre historic village, which includes 16 Harmonist buildings, will be open in addition to the Visitor Center. Several interpreters will be in the Village providing tours, demonstrating traditional crafts and trades, and providing hands-on learning opportunities. In addition we will have musical performers on site throughout the day.
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