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Fall Tea

Sunday, September 21, 2014

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Our Fall Tea is back, and this time with a catwalk!

Enjoy a lovely traditional tea in the elegant Stone Room at Bushy Run Battlefield, while learning about fashions of the 18th century. Munch on tea sandwiches as a Native American warrior explains why he paints his face in such vibrant colors, or learn about the undergarments of an 18th century European woman.

Cost: $15.00 per person.

Reservations are required. Seating is limited so get your reservation in today! Call 724-527-5584 to reserve your seat today.

Summer Lecture Series: Evolution of Warfare from 1500-1791

Sunday, September 28, 2014

1 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

This lecture focuses on the changes in warfare from the early modern period to just before the French Revolutionary Wars. We will examine the changes in equipment, tactics as well as look at some of the important battles and commander. We will also look at how the military changes wrought political changes in Europe.

Lecture will start at 1 p.m. and will last about 1 hour with time for questions during and after.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please note that this lecture, unlike all of the others, will be taking place on a Sunday and the date has changed from the 27th to the 28th.

Fall Nature Walk

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10 a.m.
Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members
As the leaves transform from summer greens to vibrant yellows, flaming reds, explosive oranges, and shades of earthy brown, why not enjoy the last warm days before winter’s chill sets in?
Learn about the various flora and fauna of Western Pennsylvania with Bushy Run volunteers and nature enthusiasts Bob Learzaf & Dave Browning.

Plant a Tree for Groot Day

Sunday, October 5, 2014

1:00 p.m.

In 1763 the battlefield would have been covered with trees.  We would like to get it back to that condition someday so that future visitors can see what the terrain was like at the time of the battle.

We would also like to do something to help the environment and Vin Diesel came up with a way to help us do both.  His recent Plant a Tree for Groot campaign is a great opportunity to motivate yourself to make sure there are more trees in the world.

Since there are quite a few people in the city that don’t have a place to plant a tree we would like to open Bushy Run Battlefield up to you on Saturday October 4th to come out here and Plant a Tree for Groot.

The trees do need to be of a type that would have been in a forest in Western Pennsylvania in the 18th century.  Here is a list of trees that would have been native to the area at the time.

Box-elder, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Ironwood, Sweet pignut Hickory,  Shag-bark Hickory, Atlantic White Cedar, American Beech, American Holly, Eastern Red Cedar,  Tuliptree, Blackgum Pitch Pine, Eastern White Pine, American Sycamore, Eastern Cotton-wood, Black Cherry, White Oak, Scarlet Oak, Pin Oak, Willow Oak, Red Oak, Black Willow and American Basswood.

We will have places marked out for people to plant trees.

There is no cost for this event, it is BYOT (Bring Your Own Tree) however.

Haunted History Hayride

October 18, 2014

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The Haunted History Hayride returns this year for one night only!

Screams in the night, shots in the distance, cries of angry Native Americans and wounded British soldiers… Take a chilling look at Pontiac’s War with a hayride at Bushy Run Battlefield. The night includes haunted hayrides, scary stories and more!

Prepaid reservations are required. Reservations are required. Reservations accepted after October 1. Call 724-527-5584 to reserve a spot in this event.