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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 11, 2016

Bringing History to Life This Summer at the Fort Pitt Museum

The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park, is preparing for an active summer season you won’t want to miss.

March 23, 2016

Using Theater to Teach History

The Fort Pitt Museum explores their first Readers Theater, an interpretative tool used to educate and entertain that explores historical topics in a theatrical script, as they present "Voices of Captivity."