Depreciation Lands Museum



The Hunter-Trapper       

The Hunter-Trapper

A 2 hour program, for children in grades 2 thru 5


This program will help children gain an understanding of the life of the woodsman as a Hunter-Trapper in Western Pennsylvania. Hands on activities make history come to life, and help to build a life-long interest.


Beginning with a brief history of the Depreciation Lands, and how this area got an unusual name, the children, will visit with the Hunter-Trapper. You will learn about the life of this hardy woodsman who spends his days hunting and trapping in the woods of western Pennsylvania. You will gain an understanding of how he forages for his food, and the tools and equipment he must carry with him in his kit in order to survive long days without shelter.

You will also learn the importance of flint as it is used to start fires and to fire a flintlock musket. These skills will be demonstrated in detail, as well as how he hunted and trapped.

The experience for children will be greatly enhanced by donning colonial clothing, borrowed for the day.


This program works well for scouts, homeschoolers, groups of friends, and small school classes. Groups of 8-15 children can be accomodated

(Program offered March thru November)

Fees: $10 per child, or $15 per child if colonial dress is desired; 1 adult chaperone per 4 children at no charge.


For more information and to schedule your program,
e-mail us at DLMuseum@gmail.com or call the Museum at 412-486-0563 to leave a message.

After scheduling your program, you may register on-line to pay with a credit card


***Registrations must be received witin 2 weeks of scheduling your program, and at least 2 weeks prior to your program date***