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March 2019

Simple Gifts

March 13, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 21, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Whiskey Smash

November 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
West Overton’s Distillery Museum, 109 West Overton Rd.
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States
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$50.00 – $75.00

Bring your love of whiskey and join us for our 5th annual Whiskey Smash on Saturday, November 16th. 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 Dad’s Hat Rye, Liberty Pole Spirits, Red Pump Spirits, Stoll & Wolfe Distillery, and Tall Pines Distillery will be stationed throughout the museum sharing and discussing their…

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December 2019

Holiday Homestead Open House and Vendor Market

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
West Overton Village, 109 West Overton Road
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States
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West Overton Village and Museums invites you to attend a free Homestead Holiday Open House and Market from 9-5pm on Saturday, December 7. Guests can visit the 1838 Overholt Homestead, decorated for the holiday season and filled with live harp music. The Open House also includes a visit to the 1830s Summer Kitchen, where visitors can enjoy a free cup of warm spiced cider served over the open hearth, and fresh cookies. A traditional medieval wassail (spiced apple cider with…

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March 2020

Free Community Sing!

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Please join us at West Overton Museums for our second-ever Community Sing, Wednesday March 11 beginning at 6:30 PM, in the Overholt Room. People of all ages and musical abilities (even none!) are welcome. We have a songbook of family-oriented songs for all to follow along. We have chosen songs that most people know (folk music, campfire songs, songs we learned as kids, etc.). We also have songs for children, such as I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and I’m…

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Postponed: West Overton Wake Up Reception

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
West Overton’s Distillery Museum, 109 West Overton Rd.
Scottdale, PA 15683 United States

This event has been postponed. Please check back for an updated event date. Join us on Saturday, March 28, to wake up West Overton from a long winter's nap. Guests are welcomed from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available for a $10 donation and include brunch style bites and cocktails. Enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary as you check out our new World War II technology & home front exhibit. Then take in an early preview tour of West…

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