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Homeschool Programs: Groovin with Stone Axes

October 12 @ 10:00 am

For thousands of years, indigenous people in Pennsylvania built homes, made canoes and cleared forests with stone tools. These tools are often found buried in our landscape, and as artifacts they provide archaeologists with an opportunity to study the activities of people that lived long ago.

Join curators Janet Johnson, Melanie Mayhew and Liz Wagner from the Section of Archaeology, to complete STEAM activities and use archaeological methods to examine stone axe artifacts.

Registration and pre-payment is required.

Each program starts at 10am and is expected to last 1 1/2 hours. Programs will be open for a limited number of participants.

Rates: $3 per person for members. $10 per person for non-members. At least one adult is required to register with each family. 

Deadline for registration is the day prior to each program. Call 717-772-6997 or email Reservations Desk to register now.

Register and pre-pay for all 6 programs by October 1st and get one program free for each registrant.

Not a member?  Sign up today at Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Program includes: 

  • Guided Tour/Presentation/Discussion from a Curator 
  • Hands-on activity based 
  • Self-guided gallery scavenger hunt/activity  
  • Access to hands-on education collection and to staff for Q & A 


October 12
10:00 am
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State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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(717) 787-4980