254th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run
Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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
Lecture- $5 for nonmembers
FREE to BRBHS members
Pie tasting- $5 for three samples of the different pies
The British Army stumbled into the frontier conflict for North America unprepared and ill-equipped for the territory. In a war marked by early failures in tactics and strategy, the British Army would have to adapt to their surroundings in many ways to achieve victory—not the least of which was in uniforms and equipment.
Join us for a talk by William Koker, author of “Redcoat Uniforms in North America, 1754-1763,” about how the dynamic and radical changes made to the clothing and equipment used by the British Army to adjust for the battlegrounds of mid-18th century North America.
After the talk, join the BRBHS for a pie-tasting as part of the Third Annual Britsburgh Festival! A variety of meat pies will be available to sample.
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!
Haunted History Hayride
Saturday, October 21
7 – 10 p.m.
Children (ages 4-12)- $5
No one under 4 permitted.
Experience the battlefield in a whole new perspective at night! Guided hay wagons take visitors back in time as they stop along the trail where reenactors portray 18th century characters. But beware! Ghost and goblins are lurking in the woods and are too scary for those children under the age of 4. Admission includes entry to the Visitor Center and giftshop.
There will be concessions available, a s well as ghost stories in the Stone Room.
Note: Reservations to be taken after October 1st, 2017, until event is sold out.