Depreciation Lands Museum
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Facility Rentals
he 18th century style Tavern are available to rent for your own special event!

2018 Calendar of Events

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Sunday, Jan 28, 2018, 2pm
Children's Doll Tea. For girls ages 5-11 accompanied by their favorite doll (Pre-paid Reservation required).

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

Wednesday, Feb 21, 7-8pm
Lecture presentation on the Western Frontier in PA and the Depreciation Lands

Sunday, March 25, 2-4pm
Training class for new volunteer interpreters. Registration required.

March 2018
Weaving Classes. 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.

Saturday, April 7, 7-10pm
Talley Cavey Tavern Night at the Museum. Revelers are invited to a lively fall gathering at the Talley Cavey Tavern. Dinner, libations and entertainment are all inclusive for a single tariff. Pre-paid Reservations required. 18th century attire welcome.

April 14, 2018
Spinning Class. 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.

Saturday, April 21, 10am - 4pm
Open Hearth cooking class (Pre-paid Registration required)

Sunday, May 6, 1-4 pm
The Museum opens for our 45th season! All buildings are staffed by costumed interpreters. The Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, May thru October.

Sunday, May 6, 1-4 pm
Children's Heritage Day. A day dedicated to children, with special Guest, author and storyteller Robin Moore.

Sunday, May 20, 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.

Traditional week-long camp: June 18-22.
Adventures in Pioneer Living, a 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.

Sunday, June 24, 1-4 pm
What did we eat on the Western Frontier? Visit with settlers, hunters & militia to find out! (admission charged)

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

Sunday, July 15, 1-4pm
Our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social featuring a Fleece to Shawl demonstration (admission charged)

Sunday, Aug 19, 1-4pm
Flax to Linen - a process indeed! Come to watch and perhaps to lend a hand! (admission charged)

Sunday, Sept 9, 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

Saturday, October 6, 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!

Saturday, October 20 & 27, 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.

Sunday, October 28, 1-4pm
Last Sunday to visit the museum for the season. Check this website for special events and classes throughout the winter!