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History Speaks Series

May – October 2019 (Select Dates)

7 p.m.

Cost:

$10 in advance OR

$12 at the door for individual programs OR

$35 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 15: “The Shawnee” by Tom Vecchio    

June 19: “The Jacobites: History and Culture” by Thompson Highlanders

September 18: “Distilling Whiskey” by Aaron Hollis

October 16: “Sheep to Shawl” by Loyalhannon Spinners 

Contact Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets and reservations, and see individual event postings for more details!

Bushy Run Market

May – September 2019 (4th Saturday of every month!)

8:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: FREE to all visitors!

Join us for Bushy Run Battlefield’s newest event, the Bushy Run Market! Beginning  Saturday, May 25, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, Inc. (BRBHS) will host an open air market the fourth Saturday of every month during the 2019 season. A variety of vendors of all sorts of wares will be featured. Our concession stand will also be open offering limited food items and FREE coffee and tea to visitors!

For Prospective Vendors:

On each Bushy Run Market day, the battlefield gate will open at 7 a.m. for vendors to set up in their 10′ designated space. There will be two designated spaces for vendors including our ‘Memory Lane’ next to the pavilion and the wooded area directly next to the Visitor Center and Museum.  Vendors will be grouped according to the items being sold. 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. Products NOT acceptable at the market include the sale of: live animals, firearms (or ammunition, explosives, etc.), third party sales, or contract sales (products must change hands on the day of the market).

2019 Vendor Fees:

$50.00 to reserve spot for entire market season (5 Saturdays)

$20.00 per individual market day

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

256th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost:

Adults- $10

Children- $5

Under age 3 – FREE

Weekend Pass (good for BOTH Saturday and Sunday)

Adult Pass – $15

Child Pass – $7

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.

Events include 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!

Weekend Schedule of Events:

Saturday:

10:00 a.m. Camps and trade areas open to the public
10:15 a.m. Native Conference
11:00 a.m. Military Drill Demonstration
12:00 p.m. *Pre-Battle Gathering in small lot across from the Concession Stand*
1:30 p.m. First Day Battle Reenactment Begins — Group 1 only
2:30 p.m. First Day Battle Reenactment Begins — Group 2 only
3:30 p.m. Exploration of Encampments and Museum
4:30 p.m. Park begins to close to the public

Sunday:

9:00 a.m. Public church service
10:00 a.m. Camps and trade areas open to the public
10:30 a.m. Musical Demonstration and Performance
11:30 a.m. Eighteenth Century Fashion Show
2:00 p.m. Second Day Battle Reenactment begins
3:00 p.m. Exploration of Encampments and Museum
4:30 p.m. Park begins to close to the public

“A Day in the Life” historical demonstrations will be taking place throughout the entire day in the various encampments. We encourage everyone to visit the camps, observe, and ask questions about the activities you see occurring. Reenactors would love to interact with you and share their passion for this time period.

Games Day at Bushy Run

Saturday, August 10

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 includes admission to the museum and a battlefield tour

Games Day is back at Bushy Run battlefield on August 10!  We will have a variety of historical miniature war-games ranging from fights between groups of tough foot-sloggers to aerial combat over the skies of the pacific.  If you are an experienced war-gamer and want to bring a game to run at the convention, please contact us at facilitator@bushyrunbattlefield.com.  If you would just like to play in one of our games all you have to do is show up.

If you have never played a war game before, there will be people to help you learn the ropes and explain how the games work.

Food and drink are available for purchase on-site.

*NEW* Paws in the Park

Saturday, September 7

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Join us for Bushy Run Battlefield’s first Paws in the Park dog-friendly event! On September 7, Bushy Run will be celebrating our highest attending group of visitors – dog-walkers! This event celebrates dogs and their owners and offers a way for Bushy Run to show our appreciation for their continued support. Designed in a festival-like manner, the event will be comprised of a series of activity stations that will be located in various areas throughout the grounds. Activities will include an obstacle course, DIY pet item stations, paw print art, a scavenger hunt, a caricature artist, photo booth, and more! There will also be a concession stand featuring a themed hot dog bar menu, a basket auction, and a small, special exhibit on display in the museum. It is our intention to also feature various local vendors and adoption organizations through sponsorships and/or physical participation at the event.

For visitors:

Upon arriving, all visitors will be required to register and sign a waiver. The safety of every visitor and dog is of utmost importance. For this reason, please use your best judgement before bringing your pup. Although the activity stations will be spread out throughout the grounds, there may be large numbers of pets and pet owners in attendance.

Please preregister for the event at https://paws-in-the-park-registration.eventbrite.com. This will ensure that we have plenty of materials for all of our activity stations!

For Prospective Vendors and Sponsors:

All participating groups and organizations have the option of having a booth, sponsoring an activity station, and/or donating items for our basket auction. This is a perfect opportunity to receive recognition advertisement while giving back to the community in a fun and unique way.

If you would like to participate in one of these ways or would like any additional information, please contact us at facilitator@bushyrunbattlefield.com or 724-527-5584 x 101.​ ​Please register by August 17, 2019 at

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