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Summer Lecture Series: International Impact of the American Civil War

Saturday, July 26, 2014

1 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

The history of medicine has been a bloody and brutal affair for much of the time it has been around.  There were surprising early innovations, however.  This lecture will look at several ancient cultures and how the soldiers in them were hurt and healed.

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.

251st Anniversary Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, 2014

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $5.00, free for children 3 and under.

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 the following special program:

Saturday – 12:30 – Native American Dancers – pavilion parking lot

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.

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

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.

Summer Lecture Series: Evolution of Warfare from 1500-1791

Saturday, September 27, 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.

Fall Tea

Sunday, September 21, 2014

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Details: TBD

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.