Add this Event to Calendar 03/16/2021 05:00 PM 03/16/2021 06:00 PM Remarkable Relics--Meadowcroft Rock Shelter

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Travel back 19,000 years from the comfort of your couch! A representative from Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America and an internationally-renowned archeological excavation, will provide a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gatherers. Let the artifacts do the storytelling as a representative discusses the story behind a few remarkable relics found at the site.


This National Historic Landmark, located in Avella, Washington County, Pa., features a massive rock overhang used 19,000 years ago for shelter by the first people in North America. In addition to ancient history at the Rockshelter, visitors to Meadowcroft can also step back in time to experience rural life over the past 500 years through a series of interpretive villages, including a 16th century Eastern Woodland Indian Village, an 18th century log cabin and open-sided trading post, and a 19th century village that includes a church, one-room schoolhouse, and blacksmith shop.

This virtual program is part of a series promoting the Experience Kits initiative at select Allegheny & Washington County Libraries. 

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:

Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.


Contact: Shaler Adult Services 412-486-0211