Depreciation Lands Museum

Volunteer Opportunities at DLM


The Depreciation Lands Museum is an exciting living history village staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. This museum, whose mission is to present the history of the Depreciation Lands and Hampton Township, is small enough to offer hands-on displays and programs, and, because of its independence, is flexible enough to incorporate new ideas from our volunteers. While we have chosen to present the early days of settlement in the Depreciation Lands (approximately 1783 - 1810) through our costumed living history demonstrations, we also incorporate displays ranging from pre-history through the early 1900's into our museum.


We are open to the public every Sunday afternoon, May thru October, and offer special events throughout the year, including our popular summer day camps for children. In addition, we offer special programs for school field trips, scout troops, customized group events and birthday parties.


Volunteers are needed to help with any of the events mentioned above, as well as with general maintenance of the buildings, grounds and gardens. Volunteers are also needed to help create, maintain and refurbish displays in the buildings (anyone an artist?).


ADULTS - Love history and want to share? Want to learn an historic style craft? Join us as a Costumed Interpreter! - Or - perhaps you are willing to help us with cleaning, cooking, maintenance or office work? There is a place for you at DLM!


TEENS - Teens 14 years and older can earn community service hours working as a Costumed Interpreter, or help in a variety of ways during Special Events. This is a perfect place to learn new crafts and make those history lessons come alive!


CHILDREN - Come with your parents as costumed interpreters!


If you are interested in volunteering please contact the museum via email, or leave a phone message at 412-486-0563. All training is provided! Come join us!


We look forward to hearing from you!