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BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, March 18

1 p.m.

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, FREE to BRBHS members

Join us for a talk by Lauren Churilla, curator of The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College.

The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery houses over 400 woven jacquard bed weavings, the bulk of which dates from 1820-1860. Most of the coverlets in the McCarl collection originated in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Maryland. The McCarl Gallery also houses several coverlets from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, and Tennessee. Visitors learn about the history of weaving and folk traditions of the region through exhibits, interpretive projects, educational programs, and research.

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, June 10

1 p.m.

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, FREE to BRBHS members

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.”

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!

254th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost:

Adults- TBD

Children- TBD

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!