Homeschool Families

Heinz History Center Homeschool Programs

The History Center’s new homeschool programs explore themes with a variety of activities geared towards learners of all ages. Join us for special program days complete with hands-on activities, mapping labs, read-alouds, and primary source analysis in our archives. These standards-aligned workshops turn the museum into your classroom. Advance registration is required.

If you have questions about History Center programing, please contact Amanda McAllen at

Fort Pitt Museum Homeschool Programs

If you have questions about Fort Pitt Museum programming, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

The Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park invites homeschool students to participate in a series of in-depth classes related to the history and environment of the Forks of the Ohio River. Classes will be both hands-on and minds-on and include reading and writing activities, student led discussions, hiking, and outdoor observation.

Cost is $10 per student, per class.

For more information and to register, please visit each individual class page.

Grades 4-6

18th Century Forts – Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Map the Hike – Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
Historic and Nature Inspired Crafts – Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Grades 7-8

Fall Colors – Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
The Great State Debate – Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Tour Builders – Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

This is a drop-off class, but parents and families are welcome to stay on site to visit the Museum at no additional charge. Each class must be registered for individually online. Multiple students may be registered for the same class as part of one registration. If the minimum number of students have not been registered, those registered for the class will be notified and registrations refunded. If and when the maximum number of students have been registered, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at kmlugarich@heinzhistorycenter.orgto be placed on the waiting list and indicate the number of students and class.

Meadowcroft Homeschool Programs

If you have questions about Meadowcroft programing, please contact Andrew Donovan at or 724-587-3412.

Homeschool Day at Meadowcroft

Once again, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is opening its doors to our region’s homeschoolers and their families for a unique opportunity to experience the development of our region. Through our hands-on educational programs that explore life on the land in the upper Ohio Valley, students will experience the cultural changes of our region from prehistory to the 19th century.

Check back for future homeschool day dates at Meadowcroft.