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December 2017

Scherenschnitte Workshop: Traditional Paper Cutting

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Join us for a fun hands-on experience with a traditional German artform! Polly Mitchell is a folk artist that practices the art of Scherenschnette, which means "paper cuts" in German. This workshop class will show you the basics of paper cutting as well as give you a new idea for presents! This workshop will focus on ornaments, known as Christbaumschnitte, and participants will be able to take home their own handmade creation! Polly's husband Marion Mitchell will also be exhibiting…

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March 2018

Parlor Talk: “Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt”

March 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Please join us in welcoming the authors of "Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression." Authors Timothy Kelly, Margaret Power, and Michael Cary will be giving a presentation and answering questions on Saturday, March 24th. Of the many recipients of federal support during the Great Depression, the citizens of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, stand out as model reminders of the vital importance of New Deal programs. Hoping to transform their desperate situation, the 250 families…

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April 2018

Parlor Talk: Composting 101

April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us in welcoming Ellen Keefe of Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling to West Overton Village! Ellen will be giving a presentation on composting and it's importance as a type of recycling. This Parlor Talk will also include an in depth instructional class on how to make a composting bin, and how to take care of one at your own home. Admission is a suggested $5 donation to the museum, payable at the door. Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling is a non-profit…

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May 2018

Annual May Mart Plant Sale & Open Air Makers’ Market

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

One-stop shopping for Mother’s Day! Shop the West Overton Distillery Museum’s lower level for a huge selection of tomatoes, veggies, annuals, hanging baskets, ferns, herbs, perennials, berries, succulents, geraniums, houseplants and more! The plant sale benefits West Overton Garden Society. Also visit artisans in West Overton green spaces for a spring shopping event. Our Open Air Makers' Market, features items grown, made or baked locally. Held rain or shine our Makers' Market is a craft show for local artists and makers. This…

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June 2018

Local Wildlife Workshop with Wildlife Works!

June 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Please join us for an amazing talk and presentation by Wildlife Works Inc. on Thursday, June 28th! Come learn about this wonderful organization, and meet some of the animals currently in for rehabilitation. Some animals that will be there are a box turtle, a corn snake, and a hawk! This presentation is family friendly, and we encourage you to bring younger kids to learn about their local wildlife, and what they can do to help their environment! Wildlife Works, Inc is a…

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July 2018

DIY History: Hands-on Activities for All Ages

July 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
West Overton Village, 109 West Overton Road
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States
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$5.00 – $15.00

"Do we get to touch that?" Yes! Do-It-Yourself History gives you the opportunity to touch, smell, and even taste parts of the past. Cook a real 1800s recipe on an open hearth; Learn about changes in technology as you wash linens the old fashioned way; discover the science of churning cream into butter as you shake your own churn; and play games from 150 years ago. Stop at the Overholt Homestead to pick up an activity passport then earn a…

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September 2018

Author Spotlight Session: J.B. Pierce

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join us September 23rd at 2pm for an afternoon session with author, J.B. Pierce and her new book The Will of Time. J.B. grew up in McKeesport, a small mill town 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from California University (of PA) with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and continued her academic career by receiving her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. Her love for books and instrumental music motives and inspires her to pen…

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October 2018

Fall DIY History: Hands-on Activities for all Ages

October 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
West Overton Village, 109 West Overton Road
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States
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$5.00 – $15.00

Touch, smell, and even taste parts of the past! Press apples on an antique cider press and taste fresh cider; dip (and keep) candles and learn about 1800s lighting; craft your own soap recipes with herbs and discover the use of herbs in medicine; and learn about fermentation as food preservation as you shred cabbage and make sauerkraut. Check in at the Overholt Homestead to receive an Activity Passport. Complete every activity and earn a prize! $5 single admission, $15…

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November 2018

4th Annual Whiskey Smash

November 17, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm EST
$50.00 – $75.00

Bring your love of whiskey and join us for our 4th annual Whiskey Smash on Saturday, November 17th. The Whiskey Smash celebrates local craft distilleries and the re-surging popularity craft whiskey and distilled products. As our signature annual event, The Whiskey Smash, provides for ongoing preservation and interpretation efforts. Distillers and representatives from Barrel 21 Distillery, Dad’s Hat Rye, Liberty Pole Spirits, Red Pump Spirits, Ridge Runner Distillery, Tall Pines Distillery, and Wigle Whiskey will be stationed throughout the museum…

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December 2018

Holiday Homestead Open House and Market

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

Saturday, December 1st 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Overton welcomes you to a Warm Holiday Homestead gathering. Enjoy free tours and activities for the whole family. Our open house will feature old favorites like the decorated house tour, warm apple cider in the summer kitchen, and our 2nd annual vendor marketplace. Live harp music will fill the halls of the decorated homestead and strolling carolers will delight guests on our grounds. New this year we will have an instrument…

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