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Children’s Activity – Story Telling and Coloring

Thursday, June 22

1 p.m.

Age range: Children 3 years and older

Cost: $3.50 per child—includes museum admission 

Children will be told Native American and Colonial stories by one of our volunteers and will be able to color in history-themed pictures.

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 lbires@penntwp.org.

2017 Living History Daycamp

Note: Camp enrollment is CLOSED for 2017. Check back next spring for 2018 dates!

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.

254th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost:

Adults- $8

Children- $5

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.

Cost:

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.

Fall Nature Walk

Saturday, October 7
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.

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!

 

Haunted History Hayride

Saturday, October 21

7 – 10 p.m.

Cost:

Adults- $8

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.