Homeschool Open House

Date & Time
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village 401 Meadowcroft Road
Avella PA, 15312
Ticketing $7 per attendee, $5 for History Center Members, children 5 & under free

Homeschoolers and their families are invited to experience 19,000 years of history at Meadowcroft’s Homeschool Open House.

Through hands-on educational programs and outdoor exhibits, students can examine life in the upper Ohio Valley and explore the cultural changes of Western Pennsylvania from prehistory to the 19th century.

  • In the 19th-century village, families can visit historic houses, a blacksmith’s shop, and a one-room schoolhouse while learning what life was like before modern conveniences.
  • In the recreated 16th-century Indian Village, students can delve into the complex relationship between nature and man during a program emphasizing the region’s late prehistoric agriculturalists, the Monongahela culture, and the products made from plants and animals. While there, they can also try their hand at using an atlatl, a prehistoric spear thrower.
  • Tours of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter will also be available throughout the day. During the tours, students will learn about the hunter-gatherer lifestyles of the people who camped here over its 19,000-year history, the science of archaeology, and how evidence recovered at the site affected North American peopling theory.

Tickets and Admission

No reservations are required for this event. This is a special event; Kid’s Free and other discounts do not apply. Stop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and pick the exhibits that suit your curriculum. It takes about three hours to see Meadowcroft in its entirety.

Other Information

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is an outdoor facility, note to dress for the weather. There is no food service on the site, but picnic tables are available.

For information about admission, directions and parking, and accessibility, please click here.

For more information, please contact Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village at 724-587-3412.