BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture
Saturday, March 10
$5 for nonmembers
FREE to BRBHS members
Join us for a talk by Tom Harrold of the Baltzer Meyer Historical Society for his talk, in photos, of “Greensburg: Then and Now.” This talk is a look at local buildings and scenes, past and present, and how they have evolved over time.
We will also be having a Chili Cook-Off at the conclusion of the lecture.
Charter Day Celebration
Sunday March 11
Noon – 5 p.m.
Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Free Admission to Bushy Run Battlefield.
Pennsylvania was created when England’s King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn in 1681. Once each year the Pennsylvania State Archives exhibits the original document. To help celebrate Bushy Run and other state-owned historical sites offer FREE admission to all visitors.
Tour Guides will be on hand to help guide visitors around the battlefield from noon until 3 p.m. and the museum and park will be open until 5 p.m.
Bushy Run Winery will also be joining us for our Charter Day celebration!
Visitor Center Opening
The Visitor Center will officially open for the 2018 season on Wednesday, April 18 at 9 a.m.
Please direct all inquiries to our contact page or call 724-527-5584.
2018 Living History Daycamp
Note: Camp enrollment is will open in April. Check back for further instructions
Monday July 9 – Wednesday July 11, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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 of the time will give first person accounts of what it was like to live in the Pennsylvania wilderness.
255th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run
Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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!