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Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life and Indian Village

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Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life and Indian Village

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Location Details

PHONE: 724-587-3412
ADDRESS: 401 Meadowcroft Rd.
Avella, PA 15312
HOURS: May, Sat: Noon-5pm, Sun: 1-5; Memorial Day- Labor Day, Wed-Sat: noon-5; Sun: 1-5; Sept. & Oct. Sat: Noon - 5, Sundays: 1-5
COST: Adults: $10; Seniors: $9; Children (6-16): $5

Event Details

Native Heritage Weekend

Description

Where can you explore 16,000 years of life on the land in the upper Ohio Valley? Under the auspices of the Heinz History Center, the multifaceted outdoor museum at Meadowcroft offers year-round, hands-on entertaining and educational activities that touch on many aspects of the region’s heritage. The Rockshelter’s ongoing archeological dig takes visitors far back in time to the world of hunter-gatherers, the region’s first human inhabitants. The Prehistoric Indian Village invites young and old to discover the traditional culture of the region’s Eastern Woodland Indians before the arrival of European settlers, and learn how the Indians used the plant, animal, and mineral resources in the forests around them to provide for their daily needs. Visitors can step inside a wigwam, find out about spear-throwers and other native tools, and see how Indians grew corn and other crops at the Three Sisters Garden. Lastly, the village of the Museum of Rural Life recreates the sights and sounds of daily activities in a 19th-century rural community: a hand-built log house, a one-room school, spinning-wheel demonstrations, and iron forging in a working blacksmith shop.

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