PITTSBURGH — Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, part of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center family of museums, will host Native American Heritage Weekend on September 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
During this special two-day event, visitors will learn about the historic and modern life of Native American communities from visiting members of the Seneca-Cayuga, Eastern Shawnee, and Moravian Delaware Tribes.
Visiting Native American tribal members will demonstrate how their ancestors learned important life skills through live demonstrations on cooking, hunting, trapping and crafting.
Throughout the day, visitors to Meadowcroft will be able to enter a wigwam in a recreated 16th-century Monongahela Indian village, tour the 19th-century Meadowcroft Village, and tour the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest site of human habitation of the North. America.
All children 17 and under receive free admission to American Indian Heritage Weekend, thanks to the support of Alex E. Paris Contracting and Washington Financial Bank. The event is included with regular admission to Meadowcroft for adults and is free for History Center members.
Native American Heritage Weekend is presented in collaboration with the Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Heinz History Center family of museums.
For more information, visit heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft or call (724) 587-3412.