Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village Reopens This Weekend
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa., Washington County, will reopen for its 2012 season this Sat., May 5 beginning at noon. Meadowcroft features a massive 16,000-year-old Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, that provides evidence of how the first Americans lived.
New this year, a self-guided trail with informational signs will provide visitors with a new walking trail loop through the woods surrounding Meadowcroft. Visitors will learn how the forest served as the supermarket, pharmacy, clothing store, and much more to American Indians.
Later this spring, Meadowcroft will unveil two new 1770s era structures that will help spotlight the similarities and differences between the everyday lives of European settlers and American Indians in the Upper Ohio Valley.
To learn more, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org and click on the "Meadowcroft" tab or call 724-587-3412.