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August 10, 2020

Vintage Base Ball Q&A with Adam Johnson

Each summer, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in scenic Avella, Pa., hosts an exciting afternoon of vintage “base ball” - originally written as two words - with talented teams from throughout the region. Adam Johnson and his wife Jenette play for the Somerset County-based Addison Mountain Stars, which were established in 1994. Get to know Adam and the sport of vintage base ball in the Q&A below!

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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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