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January 6, 2020

Meadowcroft’s Winter Work

Although the winter closure is due to the outdoor nature of our museum, the respite gives three of our departments (Maintenance and Facilities, Visitor Services, and Education) an opportunity to tackle larger projects that can’t be done during the hustle and bustle of our regular season.

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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 19, 2019

5 Questions with Blacksmith Dewayne Curry

Dewayne Curry spends most of his summer days as a 19th-century blacksmith working in the heat of a 2,000-degree fire. He took up the craft of blacksmithing just a few years ago, and now he shares his skills and his love of history with visitors exploring the site’s historic villages.

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