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Westmoreland Day of Giving

Pittsburgh Gives, Day of Giving
Tuesday, May 3th from 8 AM – Midnight

The DOGS are barking – 2016 Day of Giving has returned!

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County has an anticipated pool to match 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.  Credit card donations only and minimum donation of $25.00.  All the money raised for Bushy Run Battlefield is used to pay for the Museum Facilitator position.

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

Visitor Center Opening

The Visitor Center will officially open for the 2016 season on Wednesday, May 4 at 9 a.m.

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

Spring Nature Walk

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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 21, 2016

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.  A special presentation entitled “The Age of Exploration” will be featured during the tea.

Reservations are required.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Contact Marlene Sawayda directly if you would like to be placed on the waiting list in case of any cancellations.  Call her at 724-744-4193 or marsawayda@yahoo.com

Armed Forces Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, May 21st & 22nd, 2016

Battlefield grounds

All Day

Want to see what military camp life was like during the 18th century?  Stop by and visit with members of Ourry’s 60th Royal American Regiment as they practice drills, conduct firing demonstrations and camp for the weekend at the battlefield.

FREE!

 

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, June 11, 2016

1:00 p.m.

Speaker to be announced.

Cost: $5 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members

 

6th Annual Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, July 9, 2016

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 with DJ Glenn Raymer, 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.

12th Annual 5K Bushy Run Trail Run/Walk

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Registration: 7:00-8:15 a.m.
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

The annual Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC) run/walk goes through the scenic trails of the beautiful, historical Bushy Run Battlefield. Proceeds benefit the parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area.

For more info, contact 724-744-2171 ext 205 or lbires@penntwp.org.

Living History Day Camp

Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Cost: $75 BRBHS members, $90 non-members*

*$10 off Camp Fee for each additional sibling (member or nonmember) enrolled in Living History Day Camp. Ages 6-10 only.

Kids discover military camp life as it was in the 1760s. Take a trip into the past as you engage in activities of British soldiers and colonial civilians while learning the history behind the Battle of Bushy Run. Activities include:

  • Colonial Children’s games
  • Colonial Arts and Crafts
  • Creating 18th century frontier and military clothing
  • Learning to play military drum rolls
  • Simple cooking over an open fire
  • Guest speakers giving historical first-person accounts of life in the 18th century.

No lunches will be provided to campers—children must bring their own bag lunch. Registration required by Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Contact Marlene Sawayda at marsawayda@yahoo.com or 724-744-4193 to register.

NOTE: Class size limited to 20 campers and age limit of 6-10 years. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.

253nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost: Adults $8.00/Children 4-12, $5.00/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!