Depreciation Lands Museum

Group Events

    -- Available Year-round --

The Depreciation Lands Museum offers a variety of programs designed for groups of various ages, from elementary children thru adults. Our engageing hands-on presentation is perfect for small School groups, Homeschoolers, Scouts, adults, and families. You will find programs which inspire an interest in our history and early life. Coordination between the teacher or group leader and the museum can make a visit to the museum an integral part of the learning experience.

All of the programs must be booked in advance and generally accept between 8 and 15 participants (Box lunches available upon request)

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to schedule an event, please contact the museum via email ( or phone (leave a message) at 412-486-0563 to select a date for your program.

Pioneer girls     Living in History as a Pioneer, for grades 2 thru 5

This program gives children the opportunity to live for a few hours as children of early settlers, in 1790's. Learn more....

Carding wool     Pioneer Clothing and Fiber, for grades 4 thru adult

Participants will learn about the clothing worn by the settlers, and, hands on, how it was produced, starting with sheep wool and flax fiber. Learn more....

Spinning     Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle, for grades 4 thru adult

In this 2 hour class, participants will learn to spin sheep wool into yarn using a Drop Spindle. Learn more....

Tour Guide     Guided Tour, for grades 2 thru adult

Enjoy a guided tour of Talley Cavey village. Available on Sundays, May thru October Learn more....