The David Bradford House
of Washington, PA

2014 Events 

Symposium and Boy Scout Workshop 

March - Symposium

(Click for the main Symposium Page) 

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.  Doors open at 6 and program starts at 7.

2014 Speakers:  Norman L. Baker on “Braddock's Expedition” and Bryan Cunning as Young George Washington. 

  • Mr. Baker has written a new book, Braddock's Road: Mapping the British Expedition from Alexandria to the Monongahela. 
  • Mr. 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 to be on display are the recently discovered artifacts from Braddock's Bear Camp.  The BHHA will sell books related to Braddock's Expedition, the Whiskey Rebellion, and local history.  Punch & cookies will be available following the program, using W&J’s catering service.  Admission:  $12 advance reservations; $15 at the door.  (students free with id)  Winners of the middle and high school poster session contests will display from 6:00 -7:00 before the speakers.

NOTE ---- the first 50 individuals registered for the Symposium will receive a FREE copy of the book War for Empire in Western Pennsylvania.

You can register for the Symposium by mailing a check to the Bradford House at PO Box 537, Washington, PA  15301.  Please include your email address so that I can notify you that I received your check. Note that no tickets will be mailed or distributed.  Simply check in at the event registration desk.  Also, checks are nonrefundable.  

Poster Session Info:  the poster submission deadline has been extended until March 5th.  Any questions, contact

 Poster Session Rules                             Poster Session Registration Form



at the David Bradford House


The workshop will be administered by the museums Historical Director and qualified docents.  Participants will satisfy merit badge requirements with a merit badge counselor on site to sign Blue Cards. 


Workshop specifics: 


·         Prerequisites #3a AND #3c – to be finished before the workshop and brought to workshop

·         $15 per person (one adult leader admitted free per troop)

·         The 2nd Saturday of May and November, other dates available by appointment

·         Recommended for ages 11-18

·         9 am – 3 pm

·         Class size limited to 10-20 participants

·         Lunch (please bring a brown bagged lunch)

·         Registration is open to individual scouts or troops.


* Pins and Belt Loops are not provided.  Certificates of Completion and a Whiskey Rebellion Flag Badge will be distributed.


The 2014 class dates are Saturday May 10, 2014 and Saturday November 8, 2014.  Contact Bradford House Administrator, Tracie Liberatore, to register at 724-222-3604 or  Note that the Bradford House Museum provides guided historical tours.  Groups of 10 more can qualify for a group discount on admission.  Please contact us to book your Scouts tour.


In adhering to the Bradford House’s mission statement “to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the David Bradford House and Museum and to educate the public on the role of David Bradford and the Whiskey Rebellion in shaping American history“ , we are offering Boy Scout merit badge workshops for the American Heritage Badge. 



The Bradford House is presently owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
and is managed by the Bradford House Historical Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit corporation.

This site is maintained by the Association. This page was revised November 2012.