Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring Nature Walk

Saturday, May 13

10 a.m.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

Join Bushy Run volunteers and nature enthusiasts Bob Learzaf & Dave Browning as they conduct this annual rite of spring! Explore the woodlands at Bushy Run Battlefield and learn about the various flora and fauna of Western Pennsylvania.

No registration is required. Bring sturdy, water resistant walking or hiking shoes and dress for the weather.

Spring Tea

Saturday, May 20

1-3 p.m.

All tickets have been sold. the next Tea will be in the Fall.

Experience the beauty of Western Pennsylvania along with the pleasures of a lovely afternoon tea in the elegant Stone Room at Bushy Run Battlefield. Enjoy tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches, and pastries with family and friends.

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, June 10

1 p.m.

Join us for a talk by Bob Stutzman of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum entitled, “Come Along and Ride the Ligonier Valley Rail Road.”

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, FREE to BRBHS members

Community Picnic at the Battlefield

Saturday, June 17

Noon-5 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person—Includes museum admission and tours!

Come join us at Bushy Run Battlefield as we welcome in Summer on June 17, 2017!  With several food trucks, live bands, and children’s games and activities, it is sure to be a fun time for all ages!

7th Annual Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, July 8

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Love sleek classic and custom automobiles?  Have a classic or custom vehicle to show off to the public? Now’s your chance! Bushy Run Battlefield is once again opening its parking lot to classic and custom cars, trucks, or modified vehicles. Enjoy classic cars,  DJ Glenn Raymer, food and drink, 50/50 raffle, and more!

Be sure to check out our Museum and Gift Shop. Regular admission rates apply. All proceeds benefit Bushy Run Battlefield.

13th Annual 5K Bushy Run Trail Run/Walk

Sunday, July 9

Registration: 7:00-8:15 a.m.
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

The annual Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC) run/walk goes through the scenic trails of the beautiful, historical Bushy Run Battlefield. Proceeds benefit the parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area.

For more info, contact 724-744-2171 ext 205 or

2017 Living History Daycamp

Monday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 12

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This summer Bushy Run Battlefield is giving children a hands on experience of Native American life in the eighteenth century during its  Living History Day Camp. Children who have completed 1st through 5th grade will get a chance to participate in Native American life as it was in the 1700s.

In addition to learning the history of the Native Americans in Pennsylvania, activities over this three-day camp will include:  decorating clothing to wear, making a drum, hunting tactics, weaving, pottery, storytelling, racing and games, and simple cooking over the open fire.  Guest speakers impersonating natives of the time and a fur trader will give first person accounts of what it was like to live in the Pennsylvania wilderness.


$75 for children of family members of the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society

$90 for children of nonmembers.

$10 discount for each additional sibling.

Download the 2017 Living History Day Camp enrollment form

Registration for each child is required for enrollment.  Registration with payment must be submitted, at the latest, by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  No refunds will be provided after this date.  Camp size is limited to twenty five children.

Note: Drinks will be provided but children must bring their own bagged lunch.  Refrigeration will be available.

For more information about the Living History Day Camp or for registration forms, contact Marlene Sawayda at 724-744-4193 or

Please send all registrations to Bushy Run Battlefield, P.O. Box 468, Harrison City, PA 15636-0468.

254th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Adults- $8.00

Children- $5.00

Under age 3 – FREE!

Our premiere event for the year pits the forces of his Royal Highness King George III against a confederation of Native Americans.  See all the colors of war in the vibrant recreations of the two-day battle of Bushy Run that the various reenactors bring to life. Learn about how the battle progressed as well as how people lived in the mid-eighteenth century.

Two battle reenactments occur throughout the day. The morning battle starts at 11 a.m. and portrays the events that occurred on August 5, while the afternoon engagement begins at 2 p.m. and shows the August 6 tactics that led to British victory. Also featured are eighteenth century military camps, a sutler trade area, period craftspeople and a children’s area!

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, September 9

1 p.m.

Speaker TBA

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, FREE to BRBHS members

Fall Tea

Saturday, October 7

1 – 3 p.m.

Cost: $20 per person

Experience the beauty of Western Pennsylvania along with the pleasures of a lovely afternoon tea in the elegant Stone Room at Bushy Run Battlefield. Tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches, and pastries will be served.

Information on how to reserve your space TBA. Check back in August!