“I retired from the Commonwealth after 29 years of doing three different historic sites. This [Old Economy] was my third, and last one. I’ve been retired for 12 years now, but I practically live here. I’ve been doing the baker house garden since 1987. And I’ll tell ya, gardener’s are a tough lot. We get a lot of retired schoolteachers as volunteers. As you can see [points to some overgrowth near the statue], we can use more help. Anyone can do it! Just call 266-4500 and talk to Sandy Carroll, the volunteer coordinator. We’d love to see more gardeners here.”

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Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.