Schedule your field trip by contacting Glenn Nelson, Director of Fort Roberdeau .

Questions?? Please call 814-946-0048

As a reminder, we do not schedule school groups on Mondays.

This program gives students an opportunity to touch history at Fort Roberdeau in a very real way. Students engage in three or more activities during their visit. They work in small groups of 8 to 10 students. Trained volunteers and staff help students to use tools and reproduction objects to learn first-hand how things were done in 1778.

Students learn by doing; they will examine 18th century objects, hear the crack of the musket, smell the soup cooking in the kettle over the smoky wood fire, and learn the effects of weather and environment on the lives of the settlers.

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area |
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Pennsylvania Academic Standards | ||||

Retrieved April 29, 2016 | ||||

Educational Stations |
History |
Geography |
Economics |
Environment |

A Clothes Call | 8.2 Section B | 7.3 Section A | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A |

A Stitch in Time | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A |
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Artifacts | 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section B 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section B |
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Conestoga Wagon | 8.1 Section A & B 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section B 8.1 Section A & B 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section B |
6.1 Section A & D | ||

Cooking and Housewifery | 7.3 Section A | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.4 Section A, B, & C | |

Doctors, Nurses, midwives, and medicines | 8.1 Section A& B 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section D8.1 Section A& B 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section D |
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Flee To The Fort | 8.1 Section A& B 8.2 Section A, C, & D 8.3 Section D8.1 Section A& B 8.2 Section A, C, & D 8.3 Section D |
7.1 Section B 7.3 Section A7.1 Section B 7.3 Section A |
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Ink and Paper | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A |
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In the Garden | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.4 Section A, B, & C4.3 Section A & B 4.4 Section A, B, & C |
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Quilting | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A |
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Rangers | 8.1 Section A& B 8.2 Section A, C, & D 8.3 Section D8.1 Section A& B 8.2 Section A, C, & D 8.3 Section D |
7.3 Section A | ||

Sewing | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A &B 4.5 Section A 4.3 Section A &B 4.5 Section A |
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Sink Hole | 7. 1 Section B | |||

Spinning | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A |
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The Lead Miner | 8.1 Section A & B 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section B |
6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B | |

The Lost Art of Quilling | 6.1 Section A & D | |||

The New Recruits | 8.2 Section A, C, & D 8.3 Section D |
7.1 Section B |
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The Tory | 8.1 Section A & B 8.2 Section A, C, & D 8.3 Section D |
7.1 Section B 7.3 Section A |
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Tinsmithing | 8.2 Section B 8.3 Section B |
6.1 Section A & D | ||

Toys and Games | 8.2 Section A & B | 6.1 Section A & D | ||

Weaving | 6.1 Section A & D | 4.3 Section A & B 4.5 Section A |

Students get an overview of the history and environment of Fort Roberdeau. They hear stories about the frontier during the Revolutionary War, then spend about 15 minutes at 8 to 10 learning stations in both the historical area, including the Officer's Quarters, storehouse, barracks, miner's hut, and blacksmith shed in the fort, the exhibit area in the barn, and the natural area. Volunteer docents demonstrate activities, explain the uses of 1778-period objects, and stimulate curiosity. This program works well with very large groups of students, scouts, or other community organizations. Bring your lunch!

814-946-0048