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March 28, 2019

What to Do at Meadowcroft

Something we often hear from first-time visitors is that they had no idea that there was so much to do here at Meadowcroft. We are a museum that tells the story of humans using the natural resources of Cross Creek Valley for roughly 16,000 radiocarbon years (ca. 19,000 calendar years). With such an exhaustive timespan covered, of course there is plenty to do! The full Meadowcroft experience is a journey through time that presents snapshots of the major cultural changes in western Pennsylvania.

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February 1, 2019

5 Can’t-Miss Artifacts at Fort Pitt

Looking for an escape from the cold this winter? Venture through Point State Park to the Fort Pitt Museum for a walk through Pittsburgh history in two floors and 12,000 square feet of exhibits. There’s a lot to see, so we picked the top five artifacts you can’t miss on your next visit to the museum.

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January 16, 2019

Wintering in the Ohio Country with James Smith

James Smith’s Indian captivity narrative is a great look into life in the Ohio country in the 1750s. A large portion of his stories revolve around the several winters he lived among his adoptive family. Although where he stayed each winter differs, it echoes other descriptions of life among American Indians in the Ohio country.

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