Depreciation Lands Museum



Log Cabin        School house        Pioneer Boy

Living in History as a Pioneer

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


This program will help children gain an understanding of daily life as an early settler 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, now a Pioneer Family, will head to the log house. They will do everyday chores, such as gathering firewood and kindling, sweeping flors and hauling water. After eating a pioneer breakfast of hasty pudding made of corn, they will attend school in our one-room school house. After school, they will engage in more pioneer tasks and games to complete their day.

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

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***