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Westmoreland Day of Giving

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Tuesday, May 5th from 6 AM – Midnight

The DOGS are barking – 2015 Day of Giving has returned!

To coincide with the national “Give Local America Day,” the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County once again announces it’s annual Day of Giving for 2015.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County has an anticipated pool of $50,000 to match to contributions donated by the public to charities in the area.  While this will not be a dollar for dollar matching, any contributions you make to Bushy Run that day will be enhanced by the contribution made by the Community Foundation.

Watch for more info and the link to donate – COMING IN MAY!

Visitor Center Opening

The Visitor’s Center will officially open for the 2015 season on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Please direct all inquiries to our contact page or call 724-527-5584.

Spring Nature Walk

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spring Nature Walk

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 16, 2015

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $15 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. Enjoy tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches, and pastries with family and friends.

Includes a special talk on: “The Language of Flowers”

Is your friend or love trying to tell you something special if they send you yellow daffodils? Or rosemary? Find out what various flowers symbolized to Europeans of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Reservations are required. Call Lauren at 724-972-7396 or the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society at 724-527-5584, or email bushyrunbattlefield@gmail.com, to reserve your seat today.

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, June 13, 2015

1:00 p.m.

Details: TBD

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

11th Annual 5K Bushy Run Trail Run/Walk

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Details: TBD

5th Annual Classic Car Cruise

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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, live music, 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.

252nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, 2015

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: TBD

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 portrays the events that occurred on August 5 and the afternoon engagement shows the August 6 tactics that led to British victory. Also featured are eighteenth century military camps, a sutler trade area, period craftspeople, and more!

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1 p.m.

Details: TBD

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

Fall Nature Walk

Saturday, October 3, 2015
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.