Summer Sidewalk Series: City of Champions

Add to Calendar06/12/2021 11:00 AM06/12/2021 03:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkSummer Sidewalk Series: City of ChampionsJoin us outside this summer at the History Center’s Penn Avenue lot for family-friendly activities that explore stories from our region!Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join us outside this summer at the History Center’s Penn Avenue lot for family-friendly activities that explore stories from our region!

On Saturday, June 12, we’re celebrating the City of Champions with sports-themed activities. Test your skills in a training camp challenge, design your own team jersey, and find yourself in the middle of Pittsburgh’s most iconic sports moments at the Summer Sidewalk Series green screen.

Location

This outdoor event will take place in the lot adjacent to the Museum Conservation Center at 1221 Penn Avenue, just around the corner from the History Center’s main entrance on Smallman Street.

Admission

Participation in the Summer Sidewalk Series is FREE for everyone.

Please note that this family-friendly event takes place outdoors. In case of severe inclement weather, the outdoor event will be canceled and activities will be offered indoors (included with regular museum admission). Check the History Center’s website or social media platforms for the most-up-to-date information regarding event cancellations.

Regular admission is required to access all History Center and Sports Museum exhibitions.

For more information, please contact Nate Rodda at nrrodda@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6433.

Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition

Add to Calendar06/19/2021 10:00 AM06/19/2021 04:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkMeadowcroft Atlatl CompetitionBeginners are invited to try using the atlatl, a spear-thrower used by prehistoric hunters, and watch some of the world’s best competitors from the World Atlatl Association compete for high score.Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillageMeadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillagefalseMM/DD/YYYY

Meadowcroft’s annual Atlatl Competition returns this summer!

Prehistoric hunters used a spear-thrower called the atlatl, a precursor to the bow and arrow, to hunt for food. The atlatl was carved from wood, antler, or bone and used to increase a spear’s force and velocity during the hunt for deer, elk, and other large animals.

Visitors of all ages can learn proper atlatl technique from Meadowcroft staff and try out the prehistoric spear-thrower for themselves, then and watch some of the world’s best competitors from the World Atlatl Association compete for high score.

Presented annually in partnership with the World Atlatl Association, the Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition will feature some of the world’s top atlatl competitors.

Throughout the day, Meadowcroft visitors can also explore three re-created historic villages and the prehistoric Meadowcroft Rockshelter.

Tickets and Admission

Tickets to Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village are available for advance purchase online. Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the Visitor Center depending on availability and capacity limits.

Other Information

For information about admission, directions and parking, and accessibility, please click here.