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Depreciation Lands Museum

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Sunday, July 14 1-4 pm

We have come a long way since those first wonderful, hardworking folks had a vision, and joined with Hampton Township to purchase a piece of land with an original Covenanter Church (c 1837) and cemetery, to today's working late 18th century settlement. A huge thank you to our founders! And a huge thank you to YOU, who have supported this all-volunteer Museum for these many years.

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of an old fashioned Country Ice Cream Social. Traditionally, the Social was an opportunity to relax the social code and visit with friends and neighbors. Ice cream and lemonade are complimentary with your paid admission to the museum today. Take a trip back to colonial times right in Pittsburgh's back yard. Join us for a day of treats, special demonstrations and lots of hands on activities!

Take time to visit the "Fleece to Scarf" demonstration, presented in collaboration with the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild. A wooley sheep fleece will be spun into yarn, and woven into a lovely scarf, all in the space of the afternoon! Purchase a raffle ticket for this handmade scarf. The lucky winner will be chosen at the Hydref Fall Festival in October.

Featured this afternoon, beginning at 2pm, will be the vocal music of Pittsburgh's Shape Note singers, performed in the beautifully accoustic Covenanter building, which was originally a church. You will have the chance to hear incredible four-part singing performed by the Pittsburgh Shape Note singers, lead by Penny Anderson. Early 19th century Hymn books, such as the "Sacred Harp" used notes in four different shapes to indicate the pitch to be sung for the hymn. Visitors are invited to join the singing; music will be provided.


As always, there will be the savory scent of woodsmoke from the cooking in the Armstong's log house, watch the blacksmith work his magic with iron, and attend the one-room school! Children may learn to card wool for spinning in the Covenanter building, and play period games during recess from school.

Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities will abound for visitors of all ages. And of course, there is the ICE CREAM!

Admission charged: $5/Adults, $3/Children, DLMA members are free

For more information e-mail DLMuseum@gmail.com the Museum or call 412-486-0563 and leave a message.

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