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Summer Lecture Series: Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail

Saturday, August 30, 2014

1 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” brought the Age of Fighting Sail to the big screen. This lecture brings the history of naval warfare from the 17th, 18th and early 19th century to you. Hear the stories of the men that inspired Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey and learn about how the men who actually sailed on these ships lived, fought, and died.

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.

Con on the Run

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

Join us for a day of historical tabletop gaming! Five games based on historical battles will be put on by game masters throughout the day in the Stone Room of the Visitor Center at Bushy Run Battlefield.  See our new interactive diorama of the Battle of Bushy Run. Admission to the games includes tours of the battlefield and access to the museum.  Food and drink will be sold on site, and prizes given out.

Please contact Scott Perry, Museum Facilitator, by phone at 724-527-5584 or by email at bushyrunbattlefield@gmail.com  if you are interested in being a game master.

BRBHS General Meeting and Lecture

Saturday, September 13, 2014

1 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Richard Grimes, author of We “Now Have Taken Up the Hatchet against Them”: Braddock’s Defeat and the Martial Liberation of the Western Delawares.

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.

Historic Haunted Hayride

October 18, 2014

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

The historic haunted 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.