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Personal, Guided Tours
Sundays, May thru October: Informative tour guides make your afternoon memorable! Tours are available for groups of any age. Scouts, schools, families, friends and clubs are invited to schedule.

Facility Rentals
The 18th century style Tavern are available to rent for your own special event!

2019 Calendar of Events


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Children's Doll Tea: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019, 2pm
For girls ages 5-11 accompanied by their favorite doll (Pre-paid Reservation required).

Gunn Klass: Tuesdays, beginning Feb 5, 6:30-9:30pm
Under the guidance of master craftsmen, adults will learn to build an 18th century firearm, or other selected craft. Semester long classes

Candlelight Concert: Saturday, Feb 9, 7pm
The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society extends a cordial invitation to join them for an 18th century style concert in the Deacon's Tavern at DLM. Pre-paid Reservations required. 18th century attire welcome.


History Lecture: Wednesday, Feb 20, 7-8pm
Lecture presentation on the Western Frontier in PA and the Depreciation Lands. (Pre-paid Reservation required)

Weaving Classes: March 2 & 23
Taught by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild, these hands-on class will introduce you to the delights of weaving with a multi-harness loom. Pre-paid Registration required.

Training Class for New Interpreters: Sunday, March 31, 1:30-3pm
Training class for new volunteer interpreters. Registration required.

Irish Pub Night: Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 7pm
A Rousing Layover at the Deacon's Tavern with the Wayward Companions. Pre-paid Reservations required.


Spinning Class: April 13
Taught by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild, this hands-on class will introduce you to the creative pleasure of spinning with a spinning wheel. Pre-paid Registration required.

Drop Spindle Spinning Class: April 27
Learn the age-old skill of creating yarn with the simple Drop Spindle.Pre-paid Registration required.

The Museum opens for the 2019 season! Sunday, May 5, 1-4 pm
All buildings are staffed by costumed interpreters. The Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, May thru October.

Children's Heritage Day: Sunday, May 5, 1-4 pm
A day dedicated to children, with with stories and hands-on games and activities. (admission charged)

Friendship Day! Sunday, May 19, 1-4 pm
Friendship Day at the Museum. The Museum will be open to the public free of charge, with special displays and Colonial craftsmen. Enjoy free concerts by of the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society orchestra and traditional "Shape note" singing.

Frontier Foods: Sunday, June 23, 1-4 pm
What did we eat on the Western Frontier? Visit with settlers, hunters & militia to find out! (admission charged)

Adventures in Pioneer Living: June 24-28.
Adventures in Pioneer Living, a week long day camp for children ages 8 thru 12. Children choose to experience life as an Indian or a Pioneer in the Depreciation Lands during the year 1792. Learn the skills, lore, and foods of early life in our area. Pre-paid registration is required.

Hampton Community Day: July 3
Visit us at the Hampton Park during Hampton's Community Days, and help celebrate the birthday of our nation.

Ice Cream Social: Sunday, July 14, 1-4pm
Our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social featuring a Fleece to Shawl demonstration (admission charged)

Flax to Linen: Sunday, Aug 18, 1-4pm
Flax to Linen - a process indeed! Come to watch and perhaps to lend a hand! (admission charged)

Spinning Wheels, Great & Small: Sunday, Sept 8, 1-4pm
Spinning demonstrations using wheels Great and Small! Visitors invited to bring their wheel and join us! (admission charged)

Tuesdays, beginning in Sept, 6:30-9:30pm
Gunn Klass: under the guidence of master craftsmen, you will learn to build an 18th century firearm, or other selected craft. Semester long classes

Hydref! Saturday, October 5, 11am-4pm
The Hydref, the Museum's Fall Festival. The Museum comes alive with re-enactors, demonstrators, crafts people, music, food and children's activities. Come to the Hydref and step back in time! (admission charged)

Lantern Tours: Saturday, October 19 & 26, 6-9:00pm
Lantern Tours at the Museum. A quiet, family oriented, historical alternative to Halloween. Learn about, and possibly catch a glimpse of the Deacon, the museum's resident, benevolent ghost. Costumed guides and demonstrators in every building. (admission charged)

Sunday, October 27, 1-4pm
Last Sunday to visit the museum for the season. Check this website for special events and classes throughout the winter!


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