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Remarkable Relics: Meadowcroft Rock Shelter

Tuesday March 16, 2021
5:00 PM until 6:00 PM


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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 gathers. Let the artifacts do the storytelling as a representative discusses the story behind a few remarkable relics found at the site.

ABOUT MEADOWCROFT ROCK SHELTER & HISTORIC VILLAGE:

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. With your library card, receive free admission passes for up to four people to several local museums and historical sites. For more information, visit https://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/books-more-parent/books-more/museum-passes/.

Upcoming Museum Lectures:

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. 

PLUS: If you have children, join the Meadowcroft Rock Shelter on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.


Location: ONLINE
Click here to go to the Whitehall Public Library calendar.


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