Community Invited to Homestead Holiday Open House

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The HomesteadEnjoy a relaxing visit to the past this hectic holiday season, as West Overton Village and Museums will host a free Homestead Holiday Open House from 2- 6 p.m., on Saturday, December 5.

Guests can step back in time as docents in period costume give tours of the historic mansion’s second floor museum decked out in holiday finery and filled with enchanting live harp and guitar music.

The open house will include a visit to the 1830s summer kitchen for holiday treats and hot drinks from the hearth. The summer kitchen features a beehive-style oven reminiscent of those used by  industrialist Henry Clay Frick, who was born on the property in 1849.

The open house is free and no reservations are necessary.

West Overton will also participate in the Scottdale Historical Society’s Annual Christmas H...

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Whiskey Smash is Sold Out!

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Tickets are SOLD OUT for Whiskey Smash! on November 19. Unfortunately, we will not be selling tickets at the door as was advertised. We are taking names for a waiting list and collecting emails for invitations to future whiskey events. We appreciate your continued support!

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West Overton Plans Inaugural Whiskey Event

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2015-WestOverton(56of207)To celebrate the region’s heritage as one of the world’s premier pre-Prohibition distilling destinations, West Overton Village & Museums will host its inaugural event: Whiskey Smash! A Celebration of Local and Regional Craft Spirits on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6-8 p.m.

“We also want to build anticipation for West Overton Village & Museums’ whiskey distilling future,” said Jessica Kadie-Barclay, managing director, West Overton Village & Museums. “Old Farm Pennsylvania Pure Rye was made here in the 1800s and it’s so exciting that we’ll be able to offer to our guests the distillery and tasting experience in the near future.”

At Whiskey Smash, guests will enjoy tastings of crafted whiskey and moonshine from at least four regional distilleries, plus live music and delicious foo...

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Harrisburg Day Trip – Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Harrisburg Day Trip (Tour of the Capitol Building, State Museum of Pennsylvania and Planetarium)

5:30 a.m. – Coffee and donuts at West Overton

6:00 a.m. – Leave West Overton

7:30 a.m. – Rest stop at Breezewood

10:45 a..m. – Arrive at the Capitol Building

11:00 a.m. – Tour of the Capitol

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch in the Capitol cafeteria (On your own. Tables are reserved. Meals are about $7.50.)

1:00 p.m. – Walk across the street to the State Museum of Pennsylvania

1:30-2 p.m. – Planetarium presentation

2:00-4:30 p.m. – Museum on your own

4:45 p.m. – Leave the Museum

6:30 p.m. – Dinner at Hoss’s on your own

8:00 p.m. – Leave for West Overton

9:16 p.m. – Arrive at West Overton

Members: $85/person; Non-members: $90/person

To register, contact Jessica or...

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Wednesdays at West Overton – June 24

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On Wednesday, June 24, 6-8 p.m., West Overton Village & Museums will celebrate the artwork of junior and senior high students from the Mount Pleasant School District. The art work ranges from sculptures to pottery and drawings, paintings, and digital art.

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

A $5 donation benefits West Overton Village and Museums.

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