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Old-fashioned ice cream social

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:25 PM

Old-fashioned ice cream social

Sunday, July 14 1-4 pm 

Located at Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Allison Park, PA 15101

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. Enjoy a dish of refreshing Ice cream, complimentary with your admission to the museum today. Take a trip back to colonial times right in Pittsburgh’s back yard. Join us for a day filled with Storytelling, music, special demonstrations and lots of hands on activities!

Take time to visit the “Fleece to Scarf” demonstration, presented in collaboration with the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild. A wooley sheep fleece will be spun into yarn, and woven into a lovely scarf, all in the space of the afternoon! Purchase a raffle ticket for this handmade scarf. The lucky winner will be chosen at the Hydref Fall Festival in October.

Featured this afternoon, beginning at 2pm, will be the vocal music of Pittsburgh’s Shape Note singers, performed in the beautifully acoustic Covenanter building, which was originally a church. You will have the chance to hear incredible four-part singing performed by the Pittsburgh Shape Note singers, lead by Penny Anderson. Early 19th century Hymn books, such as the “Sacred Harp” used notes in four different shapes to indicate the pitch to be sung for the hymn. Visitors are invited to join the singing; music will be provided.


As always, there will be the savory scent of woodsmoke from the cooking in the Armstrong’s log house and the Bake Oven, watch the blacksmith work his magic with iron, attend the one-room school – and – play period games during recess from school! In the “Hands-On Corner”, Children and adults may try their hand at carding wool and spinning yarn.

Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities will abound for visitors of all ages. And of course, there is the ICE CREAM!

Admission charged: $5/Adults, $3/Children, DLMA members are free

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