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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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February 2019

World War II Opening Reception

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
West Overton’s Distillery Museum, 109 West Overton Rd.
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States
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Join us for the opening reception of two World War II Exhibits! From 3-6pm on Saturday, February 9, visit the Distillery Museum and learn about Western Pennsylvania during WWII. $10 admission includes two complimentary drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. Put on your favorite 1940s clothes (or not) and come visit! Can't make it to the event? The museum will be open on Feb. 9 from 10am-3pm before the reception. What can you expect to see on exhibit? From February 9- March 26,…

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March 2019

Simple Gifts

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free – $5.00

A wonderful performance using a variety of old-time instruments Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style.…

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April 2019

Let’s have a Potluck!

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Bring a dish to share and some elbow grease to West Overton Village and Museums on Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 am. Help us do a quick village spring clean up and then join us in The Overholt for food and friendship. All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and family to this celebration of West Overton, our staff, and friends new and old alike. Ever wondered about volunteering or working here? This is the perfect time to drop…

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May 2019

World War II Author Talk: “The Steagles” with Matthew Algeo

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, Matthew will delve into the severe player shortage during the war which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943, creating the “Steagles.” The team’s center was deaf in one ear, its wide receiver was blind in one eye (and partially blind in the other), and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he’d never before played football with…

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Maymart and Maker’s Market

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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 makers and artisans in West Overton green spaces for a spring shopping event. Our Maker’s Market, features items grown, made or baked locally. Held rain or shine our Makers’ Market is a craft show for local artists and makers. There are no fees…

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WWII Victory Ball at West Overton

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Free – $40

Celebrate WWII Victory, honor veterans, and raise money for education programs at West Overton. Includes dinner, live big band, and open bar.

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July 2019

DIY History & Ice Cream Summer Fun Festival

July 20 @ 10:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm EDT
West Overton Village, 109 West Overton Road
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States
$5.00 – $15.00

  Join West Overton Museums and our neighbors, Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association, for a weekend of historic activities, music, demonstrations, crafts, and food. An antique tractor will offer free wagon rides between the two sites. What can you do at West Overton? Watch Demonstrations. Do It Yourself! DIY History gives you the opportunity to touch, smell, and even taste parts of the past. Experience changes in technology as you wash linens the old fashioned way; discover the science of…

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