The tour gives visitors a rare look at artifacts—from grandfather clocks to garments—at Old Economy, which was the home of the 19th century Christian communal group, the Harmony Society.
A piece of art from Frederick Rapp's dressing room was one of many items that impressed. The painting titled "Suffer the Little Children," is 400 years old, dating back to the 16th century.
Sandy Carol, volunteer associate, said there are around 16,000 artifacts at Old Economy, only some of which are on display.
"That's what's so cool about these 'Behind the Scenes' tours because most people don't get to see this stuff," she said.
Following a tour through the visitors center, participants got an up-close view of the Rapp Houses, where major renovations are currently taking place. Wine and cheese was served after the tour.
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