Kidsburgh: 10 Places Making History Fun For Kids


. ON THIS 4th OF JULY, IT’S A GOOD TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR COUNTRY A HISTORY. THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO DO THAT IN OUR AREA. PITTSBURGH HAS A LIST OF 10 PLACES WHERE THEY CAN MAKE HOST FUN FOR KIDS. CHRISTINE SORENSON VISITED ONE OF THOSE. SHE’S HERE TO TELL US ABOUT IT. Reporter: JULIE, KIDS — 10 GREAT PLACES ON THE LIST, INCLUDING THE HIGH HISTORY CENTER AND THE FORT PITT MUSEUM. THERE IS A THIRD MUSEUM AFFILIATED WITH THOSE. IT’S THE MEADOW PROMPT ROCK SHELTER AND HISTORIC VILLAGE. DID YOU KNOW IT’S THE OLDEST SITE OF HUMAN HABITATION IN ALL OF NORTH AMERICA? IT’S ONLY AN HOUR AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH IN WASHINGTON COUNTY. I LEARNED THAT THE ART THEOLOGICAL SITE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. Reporter: INSIDE, AN ACTUAL SCHOOL HOUSE USEED FROM 1834 TO 1922. MY SON HAVE AN SENT AND I LEARNED WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE FOR KIDS BACK THEN. DID YOU NOTICE ANYTHING ABOUT THE SCHOOL IN DOES IT LOOK LIKE YOUR SCHOOL? NO. Reporter: THE POT BELLY STOVE HEATED THE SCHOOL AND THE LUNCHES INSIDE. THE CIRCLES ON THE CHALKBOARD ARE BAD BEHAVIOR. YOU PUT YOUR NOSE UP TO THE CIRCLE AND THE BOARD THERE? THIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL AREAS RECREATED TO ALLOW VISITORS DIFFERENT PERIODS IN HISTORY. WE TELL THE STORY OF 16,000 YEARS HERE ON THE PROPERTY. Reporter: DAVID SCHOFIELD SHOWS US AROUND THE 275 ACRES OF PROPERTY. PUT IT LIKE THIS. Reporter: HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ARE EVERYWHERE. AND WHEN THEY HAD DOWN TIME. THEY WOULD SWIM AND I AM JUST THE HIGH SCORE. JUDGE THAT IS GREAT. GOOD JOB. Reporter: WE STEPPED BACK FURTHER IN TIME TO THE 1500s. MY NAME IS SHEILA. WELCOME. IN IS OUR RE-CREATED VILLAGE AND HOW TO USE AN — . AND WHEN YOU’RE ADDING THIS, YOU — TO THE ARM. THIS IS HOWIE THERE HINDED FOR FOOD. LIKE THIS. THIS IS WHY METAL CROFT IS THERE, RARE ARTIFACTS EXCAVATED BY ARCHAEOLOGISTS. IT’S THE OLDEST SITE OF HUMAN HAS BEENITATION IN NORTH AMERICA. THEY WERE CAMPING AS FAR BACK AS 16,000 YEARS AGO. Reporter: VISITORS COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IN THE BACKYARD. THEY RECOMMEND THREE HOURS IF YOU WANT TO RECOMMEND EVERYTHING ON THE PROPERTY IN ONE VISIT. YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON GETTING THERE ON PITTSBURGH’S WEBSITE. WE HAVE A LINK FOR YOU AT WWW.KDKA.COM/PITTSBURGH. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT EXISTED. I KNOW, WASN’T THAT AMAZING? WHERE ELSE SHOULD YOU GO TO SEE THE HISTORY? THAT I HAVE A LIST OF 10 GREAT PLACES. GETTYSBURG, THE FLIGHT 93

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