Once again, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is opening its doors for our region’s homeschoolers and their families to come explore our outdoor exhibits and engaging educational programming.
Through our hands-on educational programs that examine life on the land in the upper Ohio Valley, students will experience the cultural changes of our region from prehistory to the 19th century. No reservations are required for this event. Please stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and pick the exhibits that suit your curriculum.
We suggest planning to spend about 3 hours to see all Meadowcroft has to offer. Come for a visit to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the development of our region.
What To See
Explore rural life in the upper Ohio Valley with a visit to Meadowcroft’s 19th-century historic village. Students will visit historic houses, including a blacksmith’s shop and a one-room schoolhouse, to learn what life was like before modern conveniences. They will be able to dip a candle to take home.
Step further back in time by visiting our recreated 16th-century Indian Village, where students will learn about the complex relationship between nature and man during a program emphasizing our area’s late prehistoric agriculturalists, the Monongahela culture. Learn about the natural resources available in the area and the products made from both plants and animals. While there, students can try their hand using an atlatl, a prehistoric spear thrower. The Monongahela Village exhibit covers topics ranging from the edible resources and raw materials pre-contact cultures acquired from their ecological setting.
Tours of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter will also be available throughout the day. During this lecture-based presentation, students will learn about the hunter-gatherer lifestyles of the people that camped here over its 19,000 year history. As part of a Rockshelter tour, students will also learn about the science of archaeology and how evidence recovered at the site impacted North American peopling theory.
This program at Meadowcroft has been postponed. Please continue to check our website for updated information.
Please contact Andrew Donovan at email@example.com or 724-587-3412 with questions or for more information.