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Take a Walk Back in Time DEPRECIATION LANDS MUSEUM Address: 4743 South Pioneer Road, Allison Park Contact: depreciationlandsmuseum.org, or 412.486.0563 The Depreciation Lands Museum’s peaceful wooded grounds transport the visitor into an earlier time, with costumed demonstrators every Sunday afternoon during the season, May‑October. 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; bee hive bake oven; smoke house and Tavern, an 18th century‑style gathering place. The barn houses a Conestoga wagon, displays, workshop and a replica Mercantile. Visit the website for more information. CRANBERRY SAMPLE ONE‑ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE Address: 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Contact: explorecranberry.org, or 724.612.5730 Step back in time, to the schooldays of 1874 with a visit to the Sample Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is located on the front lawn of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. This original one‑room schoolhouse is one of six that served Cranberry Township. Visit the website for more information on tour dates and times. HARMONY MUSEUM Address: Museum Barn Annex, 303 Mercer Street, Harmony Contact: harmonymuseum.org, or 724.452.7341 Historic Harmony, Inc. was founded in 1943 and operates the Harmony Museum, which interprets 250 years of rich history. There are presentations that include George Washington’s 1753 mission, Harmonists, Mennonites, and the Ball Collection of outstanding sporting rifles by 19th century Harmony gunsmith Charles Flowers. Visit the website for more information. HARTWOOD ACRES MANSION Address: 200 Hartwood Acres, Allison Park Contact: alleghenycounty.us/parks/hartwood/index.aspx, or 412.767.9200 Preserved within Hartwood Acres Park is one of the largest and most spectacular country estates in the region. Hartwood consists of a stately Tudor mansion (erected in 1929), cottage, stable complex and gate lodge (erected in 1927). Designed by Alfred Hopkins for John and Mary Flinn Lawrence, the mansion houses an excellent collection of original English and American antiques. Its 16th century architectural design affords both young and old opportunity to glimpse into a part of Pittsburgh’s past. Visit the website for more information on tours of the mansion and special events. Continued on next page > Shaler | Summer 2017 | icmags.com 39