Christmas Candlelight Tours
the Bradford House as the family prepares for their annual Twelfth
Night Celebration. Be welcomed by David Bradford and then talk
with family and friends as you tour the beautifully decorated
house. Step out back to the kitchen and see what foods are being
prepared for the festive occasion and then make a
stop at the Sign of the Seven Stars Tavern.
To further the Bradford
House Historical Association’s (BHHA) mission to educate the community about
the history of 18th Century Western Pennsylvania, the Bradford House
Museum will sponsor a mini 1-evening symposium. An annual Poster
Session contest will be offered to middle and high school students.
The next event is
scheduled for Friday evening, March 28, 2014 at Washington & Jefferson
College's Chapel in Old Main. W&J
has been a co-sponsor of previous symposia. Students will be offered free
admission for the Friday evening event.
Norman L. Baker on “Braddock's Expedition” and Bryan Cunning as Young
Baker has written a new book, Braddock's
Road: Mapping the British Expedition from Alexandria to the Monongahela.
Cunning portrays Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War
period. The 1st Virginia Regiment reenactment group will
participate as part of Mr. Cunning's presentation.
Some things being
planned for the event: the Braddock's Trail Society is being contacted
about the possibility of displaying artifacts. The BHHA will sell books
related to Braddock's Expedition, the Whiskey Rebellion, and local history.
Punch, coffee & cookies will be available following the program, using
W&J’s catering service. Admission:
$12 advance reservations; $15 at the door.
(W&J students free with id) Winners of the middle and high
school poster session contests will display from 6:30 -7:00 before the speakers.
The mini-symposium will
be scheduled from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Evening with Colonel George Washington and Braddock’s Expedition”
– 7:10 Clay Kilgore,
Bradford House Director (welcome)
– 7:25 Professor Tom
– 8:10 Mr. Baker
– 8:15 Q&A w/ Mr.
– 8:55 Mr. Cunning as
Colonel George Washington
– 9:00 Clay Kilgore
Poster Session Info:
In conjunction with
their annual Symposium on 18th Century Life and Customs in Western
Pennsylvania, the Bradford House Historical Association is sponsoring a Poster
Session Contest for middle and high school students, and is open to any student
who resides in Washington and Greene Counties.
Register online between January 2 and February 3, 2014 at
Poster must be delivered by March 1, 2014 (details will be sent to