The Depreciation Lands Museum

The Depreciation Lands Museum Costumed Demonstrators bring to life our settlers' world in this small village nestled on the edge of Route 8, just north of Pittsburgh, PA. Open Every Sunday 1-4pm May through October.

Depreciation Lands Museum "...A Village Where History is Real Life" The Depreciation Lands Museum is located in western Pennsylvania, approximately ten miles north of Pittsburgh. Created by Hampton Township in 1973, the museum seeks to preserve and interpret the early years of European settlement in the Depreciation Lands. In 1783, the state of Pennsylvania set aside 720,000 acres of land in western Pennsylvania to compensate its Revolutionary War soldiers for their services, since the dollar had depreciated drastically during the war. Known as The Depreciation Lands, the area included all of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, and further, to a line 4 1/2 miles north of the present city of Butler, thereby, also encompassing parts of Butler, Beaver, Lawrence and Armstrong Counties. The Museum's peaceful wooded grounds transport the visitor into an earlier time, with costumed demonstrators every Sunday afternoon during the season, April - November. The site includes the Pine Creek Covenanter Church, built in 1837, and the associated cemetery, the Armstrong log house, built in 1803, an herb garden, a replica school, circa 1885, working blacksmith shop, wagon house which houses a Conestoga wagon and displays, and a meeting building. Dedicated volunteers and staff offer a variety of family oriented activities through out the year. Be sure to check our weekly Hours and the Calendar of special events. There are special group activities for school, scout, and adult groups.A Living History Museum Located in Western Pennsylvania,just north of Pittsburgh, at 4743 S Pioneer Rd, in Allison Park, PA

FREE ADMISSION!Friendship Day! Museum Open Free to All! Sunday, May 19, 1-4, PM, with with a free orchestra concert of c...
05/13/2019

FREE ADMISSION!
Friendship Day! Museum Open Free to All!
Sunday, May 19, 1-4, PM, with with a free orchestra concert of colonial music at 2:30pm! Located at 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park, PA

Experience history in real life as you visit with costumed interpreters, musicians, and Colonial Craftsmen in our small pioneer village/

Visit with craftsmen and sutlers (purveyors colonial goods) around the grounds, then stop in the school house to join the class and visit the village blacksmith. Don't forget to look into the Armstrong's cabin and stop by the Bee Hive Bake Oven to see what goodies Master Baker has made today.

Experience the Music of the 18th and Early 19th centuries

Take time at 2:30pm to visit the Tavern for a free family friendly orchestra concert, presented by the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra. These musicians are dedicated to performing historic music on period instruments.

Throughout the Museum grounds, you can visit the "locals" and help with tasks as they carry on their daily activities. See you soon in the 18th Century!
For more information e-mail the Museum or call 412-486-0563 and leave a message.

05/11/2019

The DLM wishes all mothers a very happy Mothers Day!

Wayward Companions
04/05/2019

Wayward Companions

Setting up for the pub night tomorrow night!

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03/30/2019

The Depreciation Lands Museum

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03/30/2019

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03/20/2019

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HISTORICAL INTERPRETOR?
Training Workshop for New Costumed Interpreters
Sunday, March 31 from 1:30pm - 3pm

Come learn what Sunday costumed Interpreters actually do! You will learn who you are, what you wear, and what to do for appropriate demonstrations. We will learn about the history of the area, and the specific presentations appropriate to each building at the Museum.

While attending this workshop does not obligate you to join our Volunteer staff, we hope you will be enthused and want to become a part of the Depreciation Lands Museum!

New Volunteers are always welcome! If you have an interest in joining the Museum as a Costumed Interpreter, please join us to learn more about it! All training will be provided and 18th century dress is available for new interpreters to borrow. Volunteers typically work two days each month, as fits their schedule.

To Register for the class or for more information call 412-486-0563 or e-mail the Museum.

A Rousing Layoverat the Deacon’s Tavernwith The Wayward Companions Friday, April the 5th and Saturday, April the 6th 7...
03/08/2019
Home | Third Annual 18th Century Candlelight Concert

A Rousing Layover
at the Deacon’s Tavern
with The Wayward Companions

Friday, April the 5th and Saturday, April the 6th
7:00 o’clock
Come one and all! The Wayward Companions and the Depreciation Lands Museum invite you to raise a tankard with the Deacon and drink a toast to Spring!

Partake of boisterous singing with songs not so genteel…

Ales, Lager and Cider from Ireland are available for your pleasure. Red and White Wine and Apple-cheeked Cider are offered as well.

Ample portions of hearty rustic fare from our Most Excellent Cooke, Vincent Gary Jones will satisfy your appetite.

The Deacon’s Tavern is located on the premises of the Depreciation Lands Museum at 4743 South Pioneer Road, Allison Park 15101.

The proprietor is a generous sort who graciously includes supper, drinks and entertainment for a most reasonable fee of $45.00.

As this festivity is limited to only thirty six guests per night, please reserve your place posthaste:

thewaywardcompanions.wixsite.com/deaconslayover

For inquiries, please contact Mary Fantozzi
[email protected]
412-983-6101

Come one and all! The Wayward Companions and the Depreciation Lands Museum invite you to raise a tankard with the Deacon and drink a toast to Spring!

03/08/2019

A Rousing Layover
at the Deacon’s Tavern
with The Wayward Companions

Friday, April the 5th and Saturday, April the 6th
7:00 o’clockCome one and all! The Wayward Companions and the Depreciation Lands Museum invite you to raise a tankard with the Deacon and drink a toast to Spring!

Partake of boisterous singing with songs not so genteel…
Ales, Lager and Cider from Ireland are available for your pleasure. Red and White Wine and Apple-cheeked Cider are offered as well.

Ample portions of hearty rustic fare from our Most Excellent Cooke, Vincent Gary Jones will satisfy your appetite.

The Deacon’s Tavern is located on the premises of the Depreciation Lands Museum at 4743 South Pioneer Road, Allison Park 15101.

The proprietor is a generous sort who graciously includes supper, drinks and entertainment for a most reasonable fee of $45.00.

As this festivity is limited to only thirty six guests per night, please reserve your place posthaste:
thewaywardcompanions.wixsite.com/deaconslayover

For inquiries, please contact Mary Fantozzi
[email protected]
412-983-6101

02/27/2019

READY FOR SPRINGTIME FUN?
The Museum offically opens on MAY 5!
Click on the EVENTS tab to see upcoming events.

Great history lecture last evening at the DLM! Full house!
02/21/2019

Great history lecture last evening at the DLM! Full house!

02/20/2019

The history lecture tonight will proceed as scheduled!!

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01/29/2019

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12/29/2018

Thanks to everyone for reaching 800 likes!

12/19/2018

An 18th century Candlelight Concert
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7pm
--Reservations Required--

The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society extends a cordial invitation to join them in the "Deacon's Tavern" at the Depreciation Lands Museum, for an 18th century style evening filled with music, candlelight and delectable delights!

Hors d'oeuvres, sweets, including our delicious Vivaldi cookies, and libations, including ale, wine, cider, coffee and tea, will be provided in the fire lit warmth of the 18th century style Deacon's Tavern.

The Depreciation Lands Museum is the only historical museum in the area priviledged to have an orchestra in-residence. The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society is conducted by William Lockard. The PHMS endeavors to bring a vibrant historical music experience to life, transporting audiences into the past.

Advanced reservations are required for this family friendly event, and seating is limited. The all-inclusing price is $25.00 per person.

Please reserve your place directly thru the PHMS ticketing site.

As always, 18th Century Attire is welcome, but not required.
For more information e-mail Mary Fantozzi at the PHMS or call her at 412.983.6101

These events are very popular. Make your reservations now!
12/01/2018

These events are very popular. Make your reservations now!

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11/25/2018

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11/24/2018

Visit us at the Hampton Township Holiday Seasons Greetings Celebration!
Thursday, December 6, 7PM
See you there!

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11/20/2018

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11/15/2018

DLM Costume Workshop has been cancelled for this evening, 11/15/18.

2019 EVENT CALENDAR
11/14/2018

2019 EVENT CALENDAR

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11/05/2018

The Depreciation Lands Museum

11/04/2018

Fall Feast at the Deacon's Tavern very successful!
Both nights were sellouts!

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11/04/2018

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10/30/2018

We sincerely thank the A. W. Beattie, Pastry Arts Program, for providing the delicious cookies for our two
Lantern Tours!

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10/28/2018

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10/28/2018

FALL FEAST THIS WEEKEND!
6 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY. SORRY, SATURDAY IS SOLD OUT.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!

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10/28/2018

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The Depreciation Lands Museum
10/28/2018

The Depreciation Lands Museum

10/25/2018

DLM Family Lantern Tours
Final night - SATURDAY!
Be There!

10/22/2018

LAST CHANCE!
Final Family Lantern Tour of the season.
Sat October 27, 6-9PM
DON'T MISS IT!

10/21/2018

Great Lantern Tour event in spite of the rainy weather!

10/19/2018

FAMILY LANTERN TOURS TOMORROW!

VISITOR PARKING MAP FOR FAMILY LANTERN TOURS
10/17/2018

VISITOR PARKING MAP FOR FAMILY LANTERN TOURS

10/16/2018
10/15/2018

Parking for the Lantern Tours includes the lot behind Citizens Bank and at the Calvay Church lot just past the Museum on S. Pioneer Road. Volunteers will be available to help with parking and to help those crossing S. Pioneer Road.

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10/14/2018

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10/11/2018

Family Lantern Tours
Saturday, October 20 & 27, Tours ongoing from 6pm-9:00pm

Enjoy a family friendly guided tour of the Museum and cemetery by lantern light.

You will be treated to Tall tales, superstitions and customs from the past.

Have you met Auntie Greenleaf? or heard of a hoopsnake? You never know what tales you will encounter during Lantern Tours! You will meet residents in every building and hear their tales, finishing with a tour through the cemetery. Then head to the Deacon's Tavern for hot cider and cookies, and, just possibly, a bit more entertainment.

The Deacon, our resident, benevolent ghost, just may be out this night also. If you catch a glimpse of him, be sure to mark the location on the map in the Tavern.

Arrive anytime between 6pm and 9pm (no reservations). Tours depart every 10 minutes; allow 1 hour for your tour. Tours continue reagardless of weather.

-- Enjoyed most by adults and children 7 and older --
NOTE: The last tour departs at 9:00pm.

Admission: $5/adult, $3/children under 12

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

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10/11/2018

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THIS SATURDAY!
10/04/2018

THIS SATURDAY!

10/04/2018

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ALL-VOLUNTEER MUSEUM!

09/30/2018

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Hydref Fall Festival is Saturday, October 6, 11am. - 4 pm!

09/15/2018

Our fall festival HYDREF is soon approaching! Make plans for this ever popular event!
The Hydref- a Fall Festival & Market Faire
Saturday, October 6, 11am - 4pm
Rain or Shine - there will be plenty to see and activities for everyone! See you there!

Traditionally the entire town and country side turned out for the annual Market Faire. You will meet skilled 18th c crafts people, re-enactors, and "sutlers", purveyors of 18th c goods. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations, live music, great food and activities for the children - you will find it all here at the Hydref!

Hydref, which means "autumn", in Welsh, was named to commemorate the Welsh heritage of some of our early settlers. Come to shop, come to enjoy the 18th century village in real life!

You will be glad you came to the Hydref!
Admission: $5/adult, $3/children, DLM Members free

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09/15/2018

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Yesterday's rain may have deterred visitors, but Spinners gathered with a wonderful variety of spinning wheels for our E...
09/10/2018

Yesterday's rain may have deterred visitors, but Spinners gathered with a wonderful variety of spinning wheels for our Event "Spinning Wheels, Great and Small". From the Little Peggy wheel to Great Walking wheel, we had a wonderful gathering!

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09/09/2018

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Address

4743 S Pioneer Rd
Allison Park, PA
15101

Opening Hours

Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(412) 486-0563

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