Depreciation Lands Museum



Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social


Sunday, July 17, 1-4 pm

Fleece to Shawl Demonstration all Afternoon


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 activites!


Take time to visit the "Fleece to Shawl" demonstration, presented in collaboration with the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild. A recently shorn sheep fleece will be spun into yarn, and woven into a lovely shawl, all in the space of the afternoon! The handmade shawl will be raffled off to the lucky winner at the Hydref Fall Festival in October.


Gather at the Conestoga Wagon at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 for the Storyteller, who shares tales for all ages.


At 2:30pm, enjoy a Family Friendly concert presented by the orchestra of the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society.


As always, there will be the savory scent of woodsmoke from the cooking and baking in the Armstong's log house and treats from the bee-hive bake oven. Visit Mr Tabor at the Smokehouse, while meats are smoked for the village. Children will gather for class in the one room school and the Blacksmith and the Potter will both be busy creating necessary items for the village.

Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities will abound for visitors of all ages.


Event Admission charged: $5/Adults, $3/Children & members

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


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