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June 13, 2018

Prehistoric Hunting and the Atlatl

The atlatl (pronounced at-lat-tul) was ubiquitous. This simple weapon was a vital part of the prehistoric toolkit. Prehistoric people certainly understood its mechanical advantage over a spear thrown only with the hand. The atlatl is a launching stick.

May 30, 2018

Making Meadowcroft: From Camp to Village

The process of turning Meadowcroft from a recreational camp into a museum is well documented in a collection of work journals founder Albert Miller kept as the Millers, farm staff, volunteers, and contractors gradually built a memorial to their Cross Creek ancestors.

May 2, 2018

5 Reasons to Visit Meadowcroft This Season

Those long, warm summer days are fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning your summer adventures. If you’re searching for outdoor fun for the whole family, look no further than Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, in Avella, Washington County. Need some convincing? Check out our top five reasons to visit Meadowcroft this year.