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Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania “Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village”


To preserve and present regional history.

Programs and Services

  • Since prehistoric times, people have adapted to the land and shaped their environment in order to survive and build a better life. This story of human history in western Pennsylvania is explored at Meadowcroft through archaeology, living history, and museum programs utilizing the unique resources of the site.
  • The museum preserves the Meadowcroft Rockshelter archaeological site, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest site of human habitation in North America, for current and future generations to experience.
  • Meadowcroft provides a wide variety of public programs, exhibits, and living history experiences for a diverse audience.
  • Meadowcroft's educational programs serve 10,000 school children annually from the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia tri-state area. These programs provide hands-on experiences for students in history and STEM education which meet state educational standards.
  • Meadowcroft partners with other Washington County heritage and history organizations to contribute to the growth of tourism as an economic development generator.

Primary Revenue Sources

Earned revenue (admission, shop sales, facility rentals, gas revenue); foundation and government grants; corporate donations; individual gifts; endowment.

Primary Fundraising Event

Annual History Makers Award Dinner

2017 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-0965391
Net Assets$55,768,487


Name:David Scofield
Title:Director, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
Address:401 Meadowcroft Rd.
Avella, PA 15312

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