Homestead Holiday

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FireplaceFireplaceGroup PhotoOn Sat., Dec. 6, come and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at the West Overton Village & Museums. From 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., travel back in time to a Victorian Christmas and explore the history of Christmas celebrations and décor.

There will be tours, live Christmas music, and hot drinks and homemade treats.

The Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School Showstoppers under the direction of Mr. Nick Bell will perform from 5-6 p.m.

Bring your Christmas list, the gift shop is offering a 20% discount on all purchases.

Admission is $5 per person and benefits West Overton Village & Museums. Those who present a ticket from the Scottdale or Mount Pleasant home tours will be admitted for just $4.

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West Overton Parlor Talk Features Letters from a Civil War Soldier – Nov. 9

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Marge BurkeLong before the times of telephones, iPhones and Facebook, people wrote letters when they were away from their friends and family.

During the Civil War, when a soldier wasn’t involved in a battle, he most likely took the time to write to his wife or sweetheart that he left behind. These letters often told a story of war and suffering or sometimes they could be sweet and poignant.

On Sunday, November 9, at 2 p.m., author Marge Burke will present a Parlor Talk at West Overton Village & Museums. In her book, “Letters to Mary”, Burke tells the story of Mary Crouch of Erie County, Pa. and her two young children – Charlie and Alice...

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Museum Hours

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West Overton is now open daily 12 noon – 5 p.m. until October 24, when the Distillery Museum will close for the season. The Homestead will remain open through April/May.  (Please be sure to call ahead for hours.)

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West Overton Village & Museums to host Ceramic Show

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The first Ceramic Whiskey Bottle and Shot Glass Show will open with a reception Saturday, October 4, 7-9 p.m., at West Overton Distillery Museum. The show will run until Friday, October 24.

“This is my first show to organize and feel it could be a reoccurring show that would be great for everyone,” said show organizer Steve Barber.

Barber earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts (Ceramics) from West Virginia University under Bob Anderson. Anderson headed the WVU ceramic studios for 35 years and has now established linkages with numerous ceramic programs in China; offering study and travel programs in China for over 13 years. Barber spent three years studying ceramics the JingDezhen Ceramic Institute in China...

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Civil War Roundtable – Sunday, September 28

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PA Civil WarOn Sunday, September 28, 2-4 p.m., four Gettysburg licensed battlefield guides will conduct a roundtable discussion on the famous battle and the Civil War at West Overton.

The guides participating are:

  • Bill Pieszak, who has been a licensed battlefield guide for about thirteen years, will discuss the Town of Gettysburg and townspeople before, during and after the battle. Piesazk is from Mount Pleasant, Pa.
  • Gar Phillips of Baltimore, Ohio, will talk about Berdan sharpshooters at Gettysburg. Phillips has been a battlefield guide for eight years.
  • Paul Marhekva who has been a battlefield guide for thirteen years is from Holly Springs, Pa. He will talk about President Lincoln at Gettysburg.
  • Dr...
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