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Bushy Run Picnic at the Battlefield

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Noon-5 p.m.

Cost: FREE*

Savor the last days of summer with an afternoon of food, music, and fun for all!

Bring your own picnic lunch, or enjoy delicious food from Franktuary, Pgh Crepes, Pgh Halal Food, and Kona Ice. Jam to the tunes of the Penn-Trafford Community Band and 80 Degrees. Let loose in our Children’s Area with face painting, arts and crafts, and games. Hone your 18th century skills with a leather-working class in the Bushy Run Battlefield Visitor’s Center and Museum.

Don’t miss this final “Huzzah” before the school year starts!

*Regular admission costs for visiting the museum still apply.

History Book Club

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Calling all bookworms and armchair historians for our monthly History Book Club! Join us in the Stone Room at Bushy Run Battlefield for a discussion on a book based on local or American history.

September’s Topic: The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania by Solon J. Buck.

Cost: Free for BRBHS members; normal admission rates apply for non-members

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1 p.m.

Topic: “The Autumn Color Show”

Join us for a talk by Dr. Kellen Calinger, Naturalist at Powdermill Nature Reserve in Rector, PR. She will talk about why leaves turn color in the fall and leaf senescence as a survival strategy.

There will also be a pie tasting event after the lecture.  A variety of meat pies will be available to sample.

This is a Britsburgh event.  For more information about Britsburgh and to see what other events are planned in conjunction with it please see:

Cost: The lecture is $5 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members.  The pie tasting is $5 for three samples of the different pies.

Fall Nature Walk

Saturday, September 26, 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.

Fall Tea

Saturday, October 10, 2015

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person

Enjoy a lovely traditional tea in the elegant Stone Room at Bushy Run Battlefield. Enjoy tea, hot cider, sandwiches, and pastries with family and friends.

Special event: TBD

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

Haunted History Hayride

Saturday, October 24, 2015

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

Cost: TBD

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.