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Bushy Run Market

May – September 2018 (4th Saturday of every month!)

8:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: FREE for both visitors and vendors!

Join us for Bushy Run Battlefield’s newest event, the Bushy Run Market! Beginning  Saturday, May 26, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, Inc. (BRBHS) will host an open air market the fourth Saturday of every month during the 2018 season. A variety of vendors of all sorts of wares will be featured, and our concession stand will be open for drinks and light fare!

For Prospective Vendors:

On each Bushy Run Market day, the battlefield gate will open at 6 a.m. for vendors to set up in their 10′ designated space along ‘Memory Lane’.  There will be no set up after 7:30 a.m.  Vehicles will be allowed only to ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ during set up and closing time, depending on weather and ground conditions. Vendors are responsible for all tables, tents, and other equipment. No electricity will be provided. There is no fee for requesting a space, but vendors will be asked to donate 15% of their day’s sales to the society. Those who agree to a higher donation level will be recognized by a sign on their table listing their increased giving level. Vendor space requests will be on a FIRST COME BASIS! Products NOT acceptable at the market include: live animals, firearms (or ammunition, explosives, etc.), third party sales, or contract sales (products must change hands on the day of the market).

Contact market@bushyrunbattlefield.com for all space requests and other questions. NO reservations are to be made through the society or museum operations.

History Speaks Series

May – October 2018 (Select Dates)

7 p.m.

Cost:

$8 in advance OR

$10 at the door for individual programs OR

$25 for entire series

10% discount for BRBHS Members

Join us for four entertaining and informative programs covering historical and cultural aspects of early life in Western Pennsylvania.

May 16: “Excavation of a Prehistoric Western Pennsylvania Village” by Bob Oshnock   

June 20: “Eighteenth Century Clothing” by Jessica Young

September 19: “The Making of Native American Clothing” by Dana Knezevich

October 17:Celtic Ceol…A Musical Journey” by Walker, Lighthall, Podey & Podey    

Contact secretary@bushyrunbattlefield.com or Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets, and see individual event postings below for more details!

8th Annual Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, July 7

11 a.m. – 3 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,  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.

2018 Living History Daycamp

Note: Living History Day Camp is now SOLD OUT!

Monday July 9 – Wednesday July 11

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $75 for members, $90 for nonmembers ($10 off camp fee for each additional sibling enrolled)

This summer Bushy Run Battlefield is giving children a hands on experience of Colonial life in the eighteenth century during its  Living History Day Camp. Children who have completed 1st through 5th grade will get a chance to participate in Colonial life as it was in the 1700s.

In addition to learning the history of the colonists in Pennsylvania, activities over this three-day camp will include: storytelling, period crafts and games, and more.  Guest speakers impersonating colonists will help campers imagine what it was like to live in the Pennsylvania wilderness.

BR History Day Camp Enrollment form 2018 (1)

255th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost:

Adults- $10

Children- $5

Under age 3 – FREE!

Witness a clash of cultures in as historical reenactors bring the Battle of Bushy Run to life! Learn what caused Native American warriors and British soldiers to take up arms against each other during a two-day battle in August 1763 during Pontiac’s War. Discover what life was like on the frontier for European settlers and Native peoples alike in this annual historical reenactment.

NEW EVENTS & SCHEDULE THIS YEAR including morning historical demonstrations, eighteenth century military camps, a Native American village, a refugee camp, a sutler trade area, a fashion show, live historical music, a children’s area, concession stand, and more!

**This year, the reenactments of the two-day Battle of Bushy Run will be split into two days with one reenactment on each day (a reenactment of the first day’s battle in the afternoon on August 4th and the second day’s battle reenactment occurring in the afternoon on the 5th). This will be a change from the previous years of conducting both day’s battle reenactments on both Saturday and Sunday (this means there will only be two battle reenactments in total over the weekend rather than four – one each day instead of two each day). This change is being made to accommodate for the added historical demonstrations and musical performances that will be taking place in the morning on both Saturday and Sunday and to maintain historical accuracy.**

History Speaks Series

Wednesday, September 19

7:00 p.m.

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door for individual programs OR $25 for entire series

10% discount for BRBHS Members

While in Native dress Dana Knezevich, author of Life of Eastern Woodland Indians, will discuss  “The Making of Native American Clothing.” The discussion will focus on how trade clothing made the American Indian’s life much easier. Knezevich will demonstrate how labor intensive it was to process plants for use in weaving of clothing, footwear, bags and other items. Finished twinned items and examples of how they were setup on a loom will be displayed.  Her dress, including wool-wrap skirt and cloth shirt, will be compared to pre-European contact clothing as a visual.

Contact secretary@bushyrunbattlefield.com or Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets.

History Speaks Series

Wednesday, October 17

7:00 p.m.

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door for individual programs OR $25 for entire series

10% discount for BRBHS Members

“Celtic Ceol…A Musical Journey” by Brenda Walker, Tom Lighthall, Nancy Podey and Larry Podey will be the final “History Speaks” presentation. The quartet will present an acoustical program of traditional 17th and 18th Century Irish, Scottish, French and English music using Irish whistle, guitar, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, banjo and bodhran.  Some of the music will be interwoven with the ancient stories they represent to bring the past to life.  It will be a musical journey through the ages.

Contact secretary@bushyrunbattlefield.com or Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets.