Depreciation Lands Museum



Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social


Sunday, July 15 1-4 pm
Celebrate with us 45 years of Bringing History to Life!

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, birthday cake 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 activites!


Take time to visit the "Fleece to Shawl" 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 shawl, all in the space of the afternoon! Purchase a raffle ticket for the handmade shawl. The lucky winner will be chosen at the Hydref Fall Festival in October.


At 2:30pm, enjoy a Family Friendly concert presented by the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society, and be sure to check out the photo display documenting 45 years of progress in our re-created Talley Cavey, located in the Covenanter Building.


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 and CAKE!


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.


Carding Wool       Barn Loom Weaver       Colonial Musicians