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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Wednesdays at West Overton – September 24

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6-8 p.m.
ZylkaThe final Wednesdays at West Overton for the season will feature the works of Master Knitter Susan Zylka. A resident of Mount Pleasant, Zylka is a Master Knitter who teaches the form of needlework. She is the Westmoreland County Fair superintendent for the knitting department.
Patterns designed by Zylka can be purchased at Kathy’s Kreations Shop in Ligonier, with all proceeds going to “Knit for the Cure,” an organization that supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Light refreshments will be served and Gene McFadden will provide live entertainment.
A $5 donation benefits West Overton Village & Museum.

 

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Sponsors – September Civil War Events

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West Overton Village & Museums wish to sincerely thank our sponsors who support this month of Civil War events and activities:

Penn Line Services
Collections by Marty
Miss Martha’s Floral
DeFurio, Mongell & Assoc.
Richard E. Lynn M.D. Frick Hospital
Davis Ford
Scottdale Community Civic & Industrial Assoc., Inc.
Uniontown Holiday Inn & Conference Center 
Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center
State Representative Deberah Kula
First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Greene Co.
Dr. H.E. Markle, Jr. Scottdale Veterinary Clinic

 

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