West Overton Museums

West Overton Museums Historic Distillery and Homestead West Overton is the only intact, pre-Civil War era Village in PA. The birthplace of coal and coke magnate, Henry Clay Frick, WO also features the historic Mennonite homestead of Abraham Overholt and the original distillery where Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey was produced.

WO will begin distilling its original recipe again in the near future. The village is an homage to the period between 1800 and 1919 and delves into coverlet weaving and whiskey distillation. Hundreds of couples have said "I do" at our distinctive historic venue: brick barn, mansion lawn, gardens, and museum spaces.

Operating as usual

A HUGE shout out to the real MVP today! This is our awesome docent, Cody. Cody has been with us for a few years now and ...
09/19/2021

A HUGE shout out to the real MVP today! This is our awesome docent, Cody.

Cody has been with us for a few years now and is one of the best when it comes to working with kids - he was the champion corn cracker today, introducing many kids (young and the young at heart) to what these antique machines can do.

Thanks, Cody!

The view this morning helps us understand why Pasteur Near Cherbourg reminded Henry Clay Frick of his childhood at West ...
09/17/2021

The view this morning helps us understand why Pasteur Near Cherbourg reminded Henry Clay Frick of his childhood at West Overton. The industrialist and art collector bought the ca 1890 painting for his sister Maria in 1909, and it was donated to West Overton in 1999.

HUGE thank you to everyone who came to DIY History today. Be on the lookout for Fall DIY History on October 24, 12-5pm. ...
08/22/2021

HUGE thank you to everyone who came to DIY History today. Be on the lookout for Fall DIY History on October 24, 12-5pm. We’ll be pressing apples and making cider, shredding cabbage to make sauerkraut, baking in the 1830s oven, and more harvest season activities.

HUGE thank you to everyone who came to DIY History today. Be on the lookout for Fall DIY History on October 24, 12-5pm. We’ll be pressing apples and making cider, shredding cabbage to make sauerkraut, baking in the 1830s oven, and more harvest season activities.

Our friends from the Coal and Coke Heritage Center at Penn State Fayette-The Eberly Campus Library will be joining us fo...
08/20/2021

Our friends from the Coal and Coke Heritage Center at Penn State Fayette-The Eberly Campus Library will be joining us for DIY history on Sunday. Learn about the importance of weaving in mining communities across southwestern PA. Check out a dozen photographs and artifacts from their collection. Finally, weave your own wall-hanging textile to take home with you. This is just one of five activities set for this Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-5pm.

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Time is running out to see the World War II Homefront exhibit! Your last chance is November 6. Tours of the Overholt Hom...
08/12/2021

Time is running out to see the World War II Homefront exhibit! Your last chance is November 6. Tours of the Overholt Homestead, educational distillery, and admission to the museum is available Thurs-Sun, 10am-6pm. (4pm after Aug 22)

Time is running out to see the World War II Homefront exhibit! Your last chance is November 6. Tours of the Overholt Homestead, educational distillery, and admission to the museum is available Thurs-Sun, 10am-6pm. (4pm after Aug 22)

🐝🌸The bees are LOVING our flowers this morning and we have to agree 🌸🐝
08/06/2021

🐝🌸The bees are LOVING our flowers this morning and we have to agree 🌸🐝

It's a beautiful day for a festival! Come out to the Whiskey Rebellion festival and talk Rye Whiskey with our distiller,...
07/10/2021
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It's a beautiful day for a festival! Come out to the Whiskey Rebellion festival and talk Rye Whiskey with our distiller, Aleasha Monroe. http://whiskeyrebellionfestival.com/

Whiskey Rebellion Festival2021 Festival will be held from Noon to 10pm on Saturday, July 10th. Whiskey Rebellion Festival The Whiskey Rebellion Festival celebrates the heritage and unique character of the region by focusing on the historical significance of the Whiskey Rebellion, a history that is e...

Admissions are buy one, get one FREE today and tomorrow in celebration of Independence Day! Have you been thinking about...
07/03/2021

Admissions are buy one, get one FREE today and tomorrow in celebration of Independence Day! Have you been thinking about visiting but haven’t had the time? This is your chance! Have a happy and safe holiday 🇺🇸

Admissions are buy one, get one FREE today and tomorrow in celebration of Independence Day! Have you been thinking about visiting but haven’t had the time? This is your chance! Have a happy and safe holiday 🇺🇸

06/23/2021

This guest was quite adamant about visiting the museum today, but we had to kindly remind them we are closed on Wednesdays, except for groups. Fortunately they were alone. Instead, they’re going to come back for a tour Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm.

Getting the distillery set up for DIY History for Father’s Day! What does fresh whiskey taste like? Why do we mill grain...
06/20/2021

Getting the distillery set up for DIY History for Father’s Day! What does fresh whiskey taste like? Why do we mill grain, and what is a mash? Find out today, 10am-5pm. Also make ice cream and a plain of rope. https://fb.me/e/UHMWo9WY

Getting the distillery set up for DIY History for Father’s Day! What does fresh whiskey taste like? Why do we mill grain, and what is a mash? Find out today, 10am-5pm. Also make ice cream and a plain of rope. https://fb.me/e/UHMWo9WY

Congratulations to our new docent Cindy for giving her first tour! You can get a tour of the new distillery, Overholt ho...
06/18/2021

Congratulations to our new docent Cindy for giving her first tour! You can get a tour of the new distillery, Overholt homestead, and the WWII exhibit from Cindy or our other tour guides Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. And don’t forget about DIY History for Father’s Day THIS Sunday. https://fb.me/e/UHMWo9WY

Congratulations to our new docent Cindy for giving her first tour! You can get a tour of the new distillery, Overholt homestead, and the WWII exhibit from Cindy or our other tour guides Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. And don’t forget about DIY History for Father’s Day THIS Sunday. https://fb.me/e/UHMWo9WY

Parmesan cheese on ice cream…? What’s your favorite topping? Chocolate syrup? Sprinkles? What about oysters? Learn abou...
06/15/2021

Parmesan cheese on ice cream…? What’s your favorite topping? Chocolate syrup? Sprinkles? What about oysters? Learn about the history of ice cream in America as you make your own this Sunday, Father’s Day, at DIY History. Don’t worry, you don’t have to put oysters on it. Also, get your hands dirty learning firsthand how whiskey is made, and make a plane of rope on an antique machine.

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This 1891 ad may seem odd today but clearly people then loved ice cream as much as we do now!

“My advice to my younger gentlemen friends is not to buy expensive love powders to secure the affections of the tender gender, but load them up with ice cream…There’s nothing in the world so cold as ice cream, that warms the heart until it purrs like a Maltese kitten after a saucer of milk.”

Parmesan cheese on ice cream…? What’s your favorite topping? Chocolate syrup? Sprinkles? What about oysters? Learn about the history of ice cream in America as you make your own this Sunday, Father’s Day, at DIY History. Don’t worry, you don’t have to put oysters on it. Also, get your hands dirty learning firsthand how whiskey is made, and make a plane of rope on an antique machine.

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This 1891 ad may seem odd today but clearly people then loved ice cream as much as we do now!

“My advice to my younger gentlemen friends is not to buy expensive love powders to secure the affections of the tender gender, but load them up with ice cream…There’s nothing in the world so cold as ice cream, that warms the heart until it purrs like a Maltese kitten after a saucer of milk.”

While you’re here for DIY History this Sunday, make sure to visit our World War II exhibit in commemoration of Memorial ...
05/27/2021

While you’re here for DIY History this Sunday, make sure to visit our World War II exhibit in commemoration of Memorial Day. This exhibit features our area’s home front and its role in aiding Allied troops’ victory. As you learn, play Candy Land or catch an episode of The Lone Ranger in our postwar living room; connect a call on our switchboard or show a young person how to make a call on a real rotary phone (or learn yourself); or challenge someone to a slinky race!

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A game that makes you more graceful..? The Graces, invented in France in the early 1800s, was popular in the US by the m...
05/25/2021

A game that makes you more graceful..? The Graces, invented in France in the early 1800s, was popular in the US by the middle of the century. It was a proper game for young ladies, tailored to making them more graceful. But don't worry, boys can play too! Try Graces and other 1800s games, dip and keep a candle, and churn and taste butter at DIY History is Back! THIS Sunday, May 30, 10am-5pm. No need to pre-register; activities are included with cost of museum admission. $12 adults, $10 for children, seniors, and veterans. Free for visitors under five years old.

A game that makes you more graceful..? The Graces, invented in France in the early 1800s, was popular in the US by the middle of the century. It was a proper game for young ladies, tailored to making them more graceful. But don't worry, boys can play too! Try Graces and other 1800s games, dip and keep a candle, and churn and taste butter at DIY History is Back! THIS Sunday, May 30, 10am-5pm. No need to pre-register; activities are included with cost of museum admission. $12 adults, $10 for children, seniors, and veterans. Free for visitors under five years old.

While researching in a distillery ledger from 1862, we uncovered these pressed flowers. We’ll probably never know when o...
05/24/2021

While researching in a distillery ledger from 1862, we uncovered these pressed flowers. We’ll probably never know when or how they ended up in this book, but preserving flowers this way has been popular for centuries. Have you ever tried it?

Congratulations to Elle for giving her first tour! We have more than 100 years of history to learn and share, and studyi...
05/13/2021

Congratulations to Elle for giving her first tour! We have more than 100 years of history to learn and share, and studying enough to give a tour of the Overholt Homestead and West Overton Distilling Co is no small feat. You can take a tour with Elle or one of our other docents Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm (except this Sunday; closed)

Congratulations to Elle for giving her first tour! We have more than 100 years of history to learn and share, and studying enough to give a tour of the Overholt Homestead and West Overton Distilling Co is no small feat. You can take a tour with Elle or one of our other docents Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm (except this Sunday; closed)

05/12/2021

If you were planning to visit this Sunday, come Saturday or hold off until next week; we are closed just THIS Sunday.

We're still training our new docents so we don't have the staff to be open that day. After this weekend we will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Tours of the Overholt Homestead and West Overton Distilling Co. start on the hour.

These are just some of the flowers & plants that will be for sale at our Makers Market event 😍. Join us tomorrow, Saturd...
05/07/2021

These are just some of the flowers & plants that will be for sale at our Makers Market event 😍. Join us tomorrow, Saturday May 8th from 10-5. Don’t forget to pick up a gift for Mother’s Day!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the vendors & items that will be sold at the Makers Market, this Saturday, May 8th. 👀Not...
05/05/2021

Here is a sneak peek at some of the vendors & items that will be sold at the Makers Market, this Saturday, May 8th. 👀

Not only is West Overton selling a variety of flowers & plants!

You can also expect perennial flowers, courtesy of Witt’s Nursery, along with succulents, tomato plants & perennial flowers, courtesy of Plants We Like. 🌸🌺🌼

WE HAVE PLANTS & FLOWERS! 😍Stop by our Makers Market event this Saturday, May 8th from 10-5 & buy something nice for mom...
05/05/2021

WE HAVE PLANTS & FLOWERS! 😍

Stop by our Makers Market event this Saturday, May 8th from 10-5 & buy something nice for mom for Mother’s Day! 💕

West Overton will have the following flowers for sale:
🌸🌼🌺
- Hanging Baskets (12inch)
- Impatiens
- Petunias

We will also have the following vegetable plants for sale: 🍅🥒🍓
- Tomatoes
- Cucumbers
- Zucchini
- Yellow Squash
- Lettuce Mix
- Cabbage
- Strawberries

**We will have a LIMITED selection of flowers & plants.**

This year, flowers & plants will be sold under the front porch of the Overholt homestead.

We're finally back! After shopping at this year's Makers Market on Saturday, take a tour of the Overholt Homestead, WWII...
05/04/2021

We're finally back! After shopping at this year's Makers Market on Saturday, take a tour of the Overholt Homestead, WWII exhibit in the Museum, and the new West Overton Distilling Co. Our new hours are Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. It's been awhile. Visit and see what's new.
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We're finally back! After shopping at this year's Makers Market on Saturday, take a tour of the Overholt Homestead, WWII exhibit in the Museum, and the new West Overton Distilling Co. Our new hours are Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. It's been awhile. Visit and see what's new.
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Join our docent Doug and our friends at Jacobs Creek Watershed Association for a historical nature walk down to Alliance...
04/29/2021

Join our docent Doug and our friends at Jacobs Creek Watershed Association for a historical nature walk down to Alliance Furnace! May 13, 6-8pm. See JCWA for more info.

Join JCWA and @westovertonvillage for a historical nature walk on May 13th as we walk 1.25 miles (2.5 miles round trip) down to the Alliance Furnace which was the first iron furnace built west of the Allegheny Mountains.

A speaker from West Overton Museum will be joining us during our nature walk to speak about the Alliance Furnace and local history.

We will be walking a gravel path in scenic State Game Lands to reach the furnace and a beautiful section of Jacobs Creek.

Please note, this walk is not for the faint of heart as there are a few steep inclines along the way.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Wearing a mask and social distancing are also required during this event.

Pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alliance-furnace-nature-walk-tickets-152378110029?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

We’re still accepting vendor applications! Call 724-887-7910 today to sign up 📞
04/27/2021

We’re still accepting vendor applications!
Call 724-887-7910 today to sign up 📞

We’re still accepting vendor applications!
Call 724-887-7910 today to sign up 📞

Now Hiring Custodial Staff: 🧼 🧹 🧽 -evening & weekend cleanup of facility rental spaces-routine cleanup of office space
04/16/2021

Now Hiring Custodial Staff: 🧼 🧹 🧽

-evening & weekend cleanup of facility rental spaces
-routine cleanup of office space

Now Hiring Custodial Staff: 🧼 🧹 🧽

-evening & weekend cleanup of facility rental spaces
-routine cleanup of office space

Urgently Needed: Tour Guides! 10-6 Thursday & Friday availability preferred 🗓
04/16/2021

Urgently Needed: Tour Guides!
10-6 Thursday & Friday availability preferred 🗓

Calling all vendors!! 📞************************Are you an artisan, crafter, maker or creator? 🙂   Vendor spaces at West ...
04/09/2021

Calling all vendors!! 📞
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Are you an artisan, crafter, maker or creator? 🙂 Vendor spaces at West Overton’s 2021 Maker's Market are just $40.

Sign up here:https://www.westovertonvillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/May-Mart-Makers-Market-Application-2021.pdf

Calling all vendors!! 📞
************************
Are you an artisan, crafter, maker or creator? 🙂 Vendor spaces at West Overton’s 2021 Maker's Market are just $40.

Sign up here:https://www.westovertonvillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/May-Mart-Makers-Market-Application-2021.pdf

Love working with weddings and special events? Join our team!Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@westovertonvilla...
02/27/2021

Love working with weddings and special events? Join our team!
Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
https://www.westovertonvillage.org/.../02/Venue-Lead.pdf

Love working with weddings and special events? Join our team!
Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
https://www.westovertonvillage.org/.../02/Venue-Lead.pdf

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️Love is always in the air here at West Overton & wedding season is right around the corner! 💍
02/14/2021

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
Love is always in the air here at West Overton & wedding season is right around the corner! 💍

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
11/26/2020

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

❤️🤍💙 Thank you for your service ❤️🤍💙
11/11/2020

❤️🤍💙 Thank you for your service ❤️🤍💙

11/02/2020

Tour season is almost over ☹️. Come take advantage of our last four days of operation!

We’re open for tours from 10am - 3pm:

-November 7th & 8th
-November 14th & 15th

As of November 16th, we’re closed for the 2020 season.
Thank you to all of our supporters!

We're SUPER happy to spend the word: The Cookie Cottage is now open! Come by and pick up delicious goodies (I can person...
10/17/2020

We're SUPER happy to spend the word:
The Cookie Cottage is now open! Come by and pick up delicious goodies (I can personally attest to the AH-MAZING Buckeye Balls - they're my fav!)
🥧🍪🍰🧁🍪🧁🍰🍪🥧

Opening day is here! See everyone at 9am!

Free hot chocolate on this frosty morning, while supplies lasts.

Don't forget to enter in the drawing!

No matter the season... winter, spring, summer, fall. The village is always a beautiful sight to see! 🍁🍂
10/12/2020

No matter the season... winter, spring, summer, fall. The village is always a beautiful sight to see! 🍁🍂

Address

109 W Overton Rd, POBox 3
Scottdale, PA
15683

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(724) 887-7910

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Will there be a May Mart?
is May mart Makers market still on for Sat May 9th?????
Pup has been sighted on your property in the field behind the house/out building. Please contact the number on the flyer if you see her. She is very young and skittish so please do not chase. Thank you.
Can you list the results of the people’s choice award? Interested to see the # of votes for each distillery. Thanks.
Is PTL featuring you today?
You know I always share interesting things I find. Here is a pic I found on ebay of Atlantic City, but the cool part is look at the HUGE Old Overholt Sign! Pretty awesome, if I do say so!
Thank you for your pictures of Overholt descendants! Because of y'all we found are cousin Judi Overholt Smith, who lives near me in the Nashville Tennessee area and we were able to get together today on cousins day! And by chance my sister was out here as well! Fun day getting to know my cousin!