Virtual Museum Spotlight: Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic Village

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. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first! 

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.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curName=2020/08/25_Museum_Spotlight:_Meadowcroft_Rock_Shelter  


This virtual program is part of a Spotlight Series promoting the Experience Kits initiative at select Allegheny 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://sewickleylibrary.org/experience-kits/

Upcoming Spotlight Lectures:

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (7 pm): McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (7 pm): Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Date:
Tuesday Aug 25, 2020
Time:
5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
Contact:
Sewickley Public Library    412-741-6920    sewickley@einetwork.net
Location:
Online

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