Celebrate the end of Meadowcroft’s 49th season and spend an autumn afternoon outdoors! Join us for a day of special autumn-themed programming.
At the Hamilton log house, we will be cooking up some early American treats over the open fire including that all-American treat – pumpkin pie! We’re also lighting the stove at the King House for our 2nd annual Taffy Pull, so stop by to twist yourself a sweet treat. If that doesn’t get you in the Halloween mood, have a seat in our one-room school house to hear Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” as it’s read from our 1879 McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader. Since the 19th century historic village can’t hold all the excitement, there will also be corn husk crafting in the 18th century frontier area throughout the day.
- 1 p.m.: Meadowcroft Rockshelter Tour
- 1:30 p.m.: Reading of “The Raven” in the Miller one-room schoolhouse
- 2 p.m.: Meadowcroft Rockshelter Tour
- 3:30 p.m.: Reading of “The Raven” in the Miller one-room schoolhouse
- 4 p.m.: Meadowcroft Rockshelter Tour
Taffy pulling parties will be on the half-hour at the King House. There is a $3 fee per participant in addition to regular admission. Limited space is available. Please call ahead to reserve your spot in a taffy-pulling party!
- Cooking demonstration in the Hamilton Log House.
- Cornhusk crafting in the 18th century frontier area.
- Atlatl throwing in the Monongahela Indian Village.
Participation in the fall finale programming is included with regular Meadowcroft admission and is free for History Center members. Taffy pulling participation is a $3 add-on per participant. Please call Meadowcroft at 724-587-3412 to reserve your space.
For more information or to reserve your space in a taffy-pulling party, please contact Fran Skariot, visitor services manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-587-3412.