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History Speaks Series

May – October 2019 (Select Dates)

7 p.m.


$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 for all space requests and other questions. NO reservations are to be made through the society or museum operations.

*NEW* Wilderness Day

Saturday, June 15, 2019 (Rain Date Saturday, June 22, 2019)

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person

Now open to children ages 9-13 accompanied by an adult (limited to 30 participants)

Participate in a fun-filled day with Bushy Run Battlefield volunteers and experience a day in the outdoors! Enjoy activities reflecting true life in the wilderness.

Activities include:

  • Building a lean-to
  • Sewing mattresses
  • Churning Butter
  • Washing Clothes
  • Cooking over an open fire
  • Going on a nature walk and scavenger hunt

Both adults and children will participate in these activities.

Lunch will be provided. The registration deadline has now been extended to Friday, June 7, 2019. Download the forms below and mail them with payment to register. All forms can be mailed to Bushy Run Battlefield at P.O. Box 468 Harrison City, PA 15636.

Wilderness Day 2019 Registration Form

Adult Waiver Wilderness Day

Child Waiver Wilderness Day

History Speaks Series

Wednesday, June 19

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bushy Run Stone Room

Cost: $10 in advance or $12 at the door for individual programs OR $35 for entire series

10% discount for BRBHS Members

The Thompson Highlanders, directed by Sara Jean and Paul Thompson, will present “The Jacobites: History and Culture” on June 19. A slide show will lead the audience through the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion to restore James Francis Edward Stuart to the British throne. The failed attempt led many Scots to immigrate to America. The Thompsons have been involved in the Scottish community here in Western Pennsylvania most of their lives. Both of them teach Highland dance and piping. Paul Thompson is currently the President of the St. Andrews Society of Pittsburgh.

Contact Bushy Run Battlefield at 724-527-5584 for tickets or reservations.

9th Annual Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, July 6

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,  music and entertainment, food and drink, a Chinese auction, a 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.

Living History Day Camp 2019

Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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

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

Join us and discover military camp life as it was in the 1760’s! 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:

  • Playing colonial games
  • Making colonial arts and crafts
  • Creating 18th century frontier and military clothing
  • Learning to play military drum rolls
  • Cooking over an open fire
  • Meeting reenactors from the 18th century

Children must bring their own bag lunch. Water will be provided. Registration required by Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Contact Marlene Sawayda at or 724-744-4193 to register.

BR History Day Camp Enrollment 2019

Living History Day Camp Waiver

256th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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!

Stay tuned for the weekend’s schedule of events!