Depreciation Lands Museum



Other Museums and Historic Societies of Interest in Western Pennsylvania

Be sure to contact any museum or society before visiting, to verify hours and location.

Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park of Pittsburgh PA
A pioneer landmark and whiskey rebellion site. Living History Presentations at the Oliver Miller original homestead. website: www.olivermillerhomestead.org

Woodville Plantation, Bridgeville, PA
Home of John and Presley Neville,interpreting the time period of 1780-1825. It also documents the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975). website: www.woodvilleplantation.org

Passavant House & Buhl House, Zelienople, PA
The history of Zelienople began in 1802, when Detmar Bassie purchased 10,000 acres of Depreciation Lands to found a town, named after his daughter, Zelie. It is recommended that you visit The Depreciation Lands Museum, then visit the museums in Zelienople. www.zelienoplehistoricalsociety.com

Harmony Museum, Harmony, PA
In 1804, Harmony became the first home of the Harmonist Society in America. Under the guidance of their leader, George Rapp, the society purchased land from Detmar Bassie and established a home for nearly 800 followers. The town of Harmony is now an Historical District with a Museum which is open year round. www.harmonymuseum.org

Old Economy Village, Ambridge PA
Nineteenth-century historic village, the third home founded by the Utopian Harmonists religious collective. Living History presentations at the preserved village, including recreations of the Harmonists' music. website: www.oldeconomyvillage.org

Heinz History Center Strip District, Pgh PA
The History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania,featuring six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, as well as the Library & Archives, an extensive scholarly resource documenting 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania. www.heinzhistorycenter.org

Ft Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh PA
Step back in time to Pittsburgh's birthplace at the Fort Pitt Museum. (administered by the Heinz History Center) www.heinzhistorycenter.org

The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society, Glenshaw, PA
Dedicated to recreating the music of 18th and 19th century historic Pittsburgh. All performances are given in period dress, with period instruments. Performances available for any venue. website: www.pghhistoricalmusicsociety.org

The National Museum of the American Coverlet Bedford PA
Housed in the former Common School building, ca. 1859, NMAC gives hundreds of coverlets the recognition and respect they deserve, while bringing their history to life. Also on display are period looms and a large collection of spinning wheels and other fiber tools. Well worth the visit. Open every day. website: www.coverletmuseum.org

The Western Pennsylvania Early Fiber Arts Museum, Mercer PA
Housed in the John Steadman Log Cabin, Ca 1825, the collection includes the loom used by professional local weaver, David Beil, ca 1830, coverlets, some signed by Beil, and a variety of spinning and weaving tools. ph: 724-748-3789, e-mail: christyner@hotmail.com

Lancaster Historical Society
Evans City Historical Society

If you know of a museum or historical society which should be listed here, please e-mail the Depreciation Lands Museum webmaster with your suggestion and any contact information you may have. Thank you!
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