Welcome to The 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.

Do you love history and want to share? Make new friends who also love history? Learn an historic style craft? Register here to join us as a Costumed Interpreter!

ADULTS – Join us as a settler or hunter, an Indian or school marm or school master, or as a tradesman. Like the settlers, you will find your place in Talley Cavey.

Not sure about the “dressing up” part? perhaps you would like to help us with maintenance, creating and maintaining displays, gardening, cooking,or doing office work? We will thank you!

We are open to the public every Sunday afternoon, May thru October, and offer special events throughout the year, including our popular summer day camp for children.

Register as a Volunteer today!

Volunteer Orientation Classes are held each spring, with more classes scheduled throughout the year as needed. Click to Learn More!

Want even more information about volunteering? 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!