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November 28, 2018

5 Questions with… 19th-Century Schoolmaster Gary Ford

Interpreter Gary Ford, a retired school teacher, spends most of his time as an 1800s schoolmaster inside the one-room schoolhouse in Meadowcroft’s 19th-century village. He also spends time interacting with school groups in the Monongahela Indian Village and dipping candles in the King House. Now that Meadowcroft’s 50th season has ended, we caught up with Ford to learn what it’s like interpreting history for visitors from around the region and around the world.

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September 13, 2018

Q&A with Reenactor Jeremy Turner

We talked to reenactor Jeremy Turner about living history and its importance in educating the public about the lives of his American Indian ancestors who once called the Ohio River Valley home. Turner will travel to Pittsburgh this month to help tell the story of the Delaware Treaty to mark its 240th anniversary.

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August 24, 2018

5 Questions with Dr. Adovasio

We talked with Dr. James Adovasio who, along with his University of Pittsburgh students, conducted an archaeological excavation of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site on a farm owned by Albert Miller in Avella, Pa. Keep reading to see what Dr. Adovasio had to say about the excavation, the site’s history, and his annual Insider Tours.

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