Events

Annual Symposium

When: March 18, 2021 CANCELED

The 17 historical sites and organizations that will be participating , will be selecting a theme for 2022. Please check our web site for updates.


Beaver County History Weekend

When: Saturday and Sunday May 1-2, 2021 10 am to 4 pm

Due to Covid19 the Beaver County History Weekend has been canceled.

This week end travel to the various local communities to see period reenactments, crafts and demonstrations. Hear about the history of each community and it’s beginnings.


Vicary Day

When: Saturday, August 14, 2021

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come celebrate with our community as we host various historic crafters and demonstrators and give guided tours explaining the history of the Captain William Vicary Mansion. You will see quilters, tatters, lace makers, scherenschnitte (paper cutting), weavers, woodcutters, bakers and gardeners!

Penn State Master Gardeners will share their knowledge of the Vicary Gardens, which include herbs, annuals and perennials of the early 19th century.

There is no fee for this event but donations are appreciated.


Bill Fluharty

Fort McIntosh Day

When: Saturday, September 18, 2021

10am to 4 pm

Ft. McIntosh, located in the 600 block area of River Road, Beaver, Pa This is the site of the First American Regiment of the U.S. Army, 1778-1788. Come out and enjoy a day of reenactments, period craftsman, medicine and Native American activities.

…..This event is NOT held at the Vicary Mansion……

Pictured Reenactor is proudly done by Bill Fluharty


Applebutter Fest

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Don’t let another year go by without stopping in for some apple butter and freshly baked bread. Try your hand at stirring the apples the traditional way in a copper kettle on an open flame! We use locally grown apples, donated by our friends at McConnells’ Farm and Market, Aliquippa. Take a few jars home. They can be purchased at the mansion gift shop.

While you’re here, visit the Mansion. Stroll around the grounds. Step into the home of William Vicary, sea merchant. Inside you will also find our gift shop including tea pots, table runners, tea towels, etc. and a wide variety of books for the history enthusiast.

Best of all, we have no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.

Bring a Friend. Our event takes place rain or shine!


Hauntings & Ghost Tales

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for tales, local legends, and hauntings of Beaver County, told by guest speakers. Bring a chair and stories to share while sitting by the fire.

The mansion will be spooktacularly decorated for all ages!

There is a $5 fee for this event.

After closing at 8:30, a special session will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. exploring the methods and equipment used to conduct a paranormal Investigation.

Space is limited and pre-registration and fee is required to attend this session.


Christmas Open House

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021

2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You don’t want to miss the mansion which will be decorated in its full Christmas glory!

Various live Christmas trees will highlight decorations of different eras. Be sure to stay for the lighting of the wax candles on the table top Civil War era tree at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

Christmas music will be performed by a local choir and/or musicians. Demonstrations by bobbin lace makers, tatters and wood carvers as well as an area for “make and take” Christmas decorations for children of all ages will be available

There is no fee for this event but donations are appreciated.