Bogut's skills as a speaker and storyteller keep him busy entertaining all over the country. He will visit Old Economy for an afternoon of storytelling.
Bogut will appear in conjunction with a flurry of hands-on history activities, including hands-on activities for children and adults at Old Economy, which was the heart of the Harmony Society’s home from 1824 until the commune was dissolved in 1905.
Tickets to see Bogut on Saturday are free with admission to the event, however, seats are limited and an RSVP is required.
Throughout the weekend, visitors will get a chance to operate bellows in the blacksmith shop; build a simple birdfeeder (additional cost); weave on a loom; work in the community kitchen; make rope (suggested donation); plant seeds; and learn about birds in Old Economy’s Natural History Museum. There will also be a phenakistoscope for visitors to learn about 19th century animation.
In addition to storytelling by Bogut, Saturday-only activities include: spinning wool; dipping candles; and reeling silk.
Sunday-only activities include: quilting; Scherenschnitte (German paper-cutting art); bobbin-lace making; and thaumotrope making.
The event runs Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults (ages 12-64); $9 for seniors (ages 65 and up); $6 for children (ages 3-11); and free for children under 3, active military, Ambridge Borough Resident passholders and Friends of Old Economy Village members.
For more information and to RSVP for Jack Bogut, contact Pam Mallon at (724) 266-4500 ext. 113. RSVP by Thursday to ensure a seat to see Jack Bogut.