Depreciation Lands Museum



Adventures in Pioneer Living - June 19-23

-- for children ages 8 through 12 --
Traditional Week long morning camp 9-11:45am ,

You can experience life in the Militia, as an Indian or as a Pioneer!


The year is 1792. Revolutionary War Soldiers have been purchasing land here in Western PA since 1783 with Depreciation Land Certificates, as payment for their time in the military. The Iroquois are still reluctant to give up their ancient hunting grounds in the area. And now, the land has been opened for homesteaders! The Militia is mustering to protect the settlers.


Registration for the camp is open to children 8-12 years of age. The week-long Camp runs from 9:00 am until 11:45 am, and includes Indians, Pioneers and Militia units.

Each day will focus on different skills required for living during the early days of the Depreciation Lands. You will learn the history and lore of the area along with techniques such as cooking over an open fire, flint lock fire arms, spinning yarn and the shelters appropriate for your unit.

You will receive an historically appropriate costume to borrow and wear during the camp. Tuition also includes all materials and supplies.


Don't miss this unique opportunity to become part of history!


**Pre-paid Registration is required.**
Fees for the week-long camp are $100.00 for non-member children. A discount is available for children of members immediate families.

**Early registration is advisable since spaces are limited**


Note: Previous Campers are invited to take advantage of early registration during February. Registrations for new campers will be accepted March 1.


Register on-line -or- Download a Reservation and Emergency Information Form and mail, along with the registration fee to: The Depreciation Lands Museum, Adventures in Pioneer Living, Box 174, Allison Park, PA 15101.


Teen Assistants are a vital part of Adventures in Pioneer Living. A Teen Assistant is a role model and an inspiration to campers, and assists the Unit Leader with all aspects of the camp. If you are interested in volunteering as an Assistant, please see the Teen page to learn more, and to download an application form.


For more information e-mail or call the Museum at 412-486-0563 to leave a message.