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Depreciation Lands Museum

Due to the Health Crisis, Events may be cancelled or Rescheduled as needed.

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Personal, Guided Tours
Sundays, May thru October: Informative tour guides make your afternoon memorable! Tours are available for groups of any age. Scouts, schools, families, friends and clubs are invited to schedule.

Facility Rentals
The 18th century style Tavern are available to rent for your own special event!

2020 Calendar of Events

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Children's Doll Tea: Sunday, Jan 26, 2020, 2pm
For girls ages 5-11 accompanied by their favorite doll (Pre-paid Reservation required).

Gunn Klass: Tuesdays, beginning Feb 4, 6:30-9:30pm
Under the guidance of master craftsmen, adults will learn to build an 18th century firearm, or other selected craft. Semester long classes

History Lecture: Wednesday, Feb 19, 7-8pm
Lecture presentation, "Eager to Serve:The Indomitable George Washington" (Pre-paid Reservation required)

Weaving Classes: March 7 & 21


Taught by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild, these hands-on class will introduce you to the delights of weaving with a multi-harness loom. Pre-paid Registration required.

Orientation for New Interpreters:

- To be Rescheduled -

Welcome orientation for new volunteer interpreters. Registration required.

Spinning Class: April 18

To be Rescheduled for Summer

Taught by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild, this hands-on class will introduce you to the creative pleasure of spinning with a spinning wheel. Pre-paid Registration required

Book Club: Starting Winter 2020, to be held on a Monday 7-8:30pm
Love to read? Love History? Join the DLM Book Club! (Free Pre-reservation requested)

Quilt Lecture: Wednesday, April 29, 7-8:30pm

To be Rescheduled for Spring 2021

Lecture presentation, "Quilting: a History of Comfort and Friendship" (Pre-paid Reservation required)

The Museum Tentatively will open for the 2020 season on Sunday, July 12, 1-4pm
All buildings are staffed by costumed interpreters. The Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, thru October.

Adventures in Pioneer Living: June 22-26.

Cancelled for 2020

Adventures in Pioneer Living, a week long day camp for children ages 8 thru 12. Children choose to experience life as an Indian or a Pioneer in the Depreciation Lands during the year 1792. Learn the skills, lore, and foods of early life in our area. Pre-paid registration is required.

Hampton Community Day: July 3
Visit us at the Hampton Park during Hampton's Community Days, and help celebrate the birthday of our nation.

Ice Cream Social: Sunday, July 12, 1-4pm


Our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social featuring a variety of music. (admission charged)

Flax to Linen: Sunday, Aug 30, 1-4pm
Flax to Linen - a process indeed!

Hydref! Saturday, October 3, 11am-4pm
The Hydref, the Museum's Fall Festival. The Museum comes alive with re-enactors, demonstrators, crafts people, music, and food Come to the Hydref and step back in time! (admission charged)

Lantern Tours: Saturday, October 17 & 24, 6-9:00pm
Lantern Tours at the Museum. A quiet, family oriented, historical alternative to Halloween. Learn about, and possibly catch a glimpse of the Deacon, the museum's resident, benevolent ghost. Costumed guides and demonstrators in every building. (admission charged)

Sunday, October 25, 1-4pm
Last Sunday to visit the museum for the season. Check this website for special events and classes throughout the winter!

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