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​Welcome to Old Economy Village

Welcome to PA History 2 G0, a series of videos produced by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These short videos serve to introduce you, the virtual visitor, to Pennsylvania's state-owned historic sites and museums as we explore the varied stories that make up the commonwealth's rich history.

Old Economy Village, built between 1824 and 1831, housed a religious community known as the Harmony Society.  The Ambridge, Pa., historic site preserves the hub of the society's religious, social, cultural and economic life. These videos offer an introduction to the society’s festivals and traditions, many of which are recreated at the site.


 📽️ Old Economy Village is a historic site of a utopian religious communal society called the Harmony Society, from its founding in Germany until it was dissolved in 1905. 


📽️ Erntedankfest at Old Economy Village has grown to become one of the site's most popular public programs.


📽️ Christmas at Old Economy Village is held the first weekend in December at Old Economy Village.