Old Economy Village
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Old Economy Village, a National Historic Landmark, is a historic site that preserves the last remaining structures of the Harmonist Society, which once flourished in Ambridge, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. It was the 19th century home of the German communitarian sect, who were known the world over for their piety and industrial prosperity. The group moved back to Pennsylvania, where they had established Harmony years earlier, after selling their community in Indiana in 1824 to Robert Owen, who created New Harmony there, one of the early utopian experiments.
Old Economy Village, through its exhibits, tours and educational programs, educates the public about the unique material, culture and life of the Harmonist Society and their impact on the society and western Pennsylvania in general.
The Old Economy Village consists of 17 original Harmonist Society buildings spread over six acres, completely restored and filled with furnishings of the community. Featured are the Harmonist leaders' 32-room Great House, the Feast Hall, the Grotto in the Gardens, wine cellars, a five-story granary, shops, dwellings, and community kitchens. The buildings are inter-linked by cobblestone streets.
Old Economy Village is managed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
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