Old Economy Village

Series: Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide

Daniel B. Reibel, 2002. Describes how the Harmony Society, a Christian communal that emigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany in the early nineteenth century, eventually settled in Beaver County and practiced celibacy while working for the good of society. The guidebook provides a survey of early communal societies, then focuses on the Settlement of Old Economy Village, concluding with a tour of the buildings and grounds. (Stackpole Books and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission) 48pp., 6 x 9, photos, maps. paperback

Describes how the Harmony Society, a Christian communal that emigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany in the early nineteenth century, eventually settled in Beaver County and practiced celibacy while working for the good of society. The guidebook provides a survey of early communal societies, then focuses on the Settlement of Old Economy Village, concluding with a tour of the buildings and grounds.
A guide to the last home of the Harmonists, a nineteenth-century Christian communal society known for its piety and industrial prosperity.

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