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For Schools and Organizations

For Schools and Organizations

Field Trips

K-12 school field trips are offered year-round by appointment.

Field trips focus on three areas — The Bradford House, the garden and grounds, and the Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center. These experiences are customized based on the students' grade level, teacher's goals, and time allotted.

Past students have visited from Washington High School, Trinity High School, Chartiers Valley Elementary School, Bower Hill Elementary, South Central Elementary School, Faith Christian School, and a number of others.

This tour includes a guided house tour and age-appropriate activities and demonstrations. Contact us to schedule your visit at

Research Resources

For primary and secondary schools.

A collection of resources on the Whiskey Rebellion and David Bradford is available for use either at the Museum or to borrow. Ideal for students developing projects for National History Day or the annual BHHA Poster Contest. Call 724-222-3064, to arrange a free research visit or to borrow materials. A “traveling trunk” can be prepared for classroom use. Our educators are available to assist.

Download the PDF below for a list of our favorite primary and secondary sources of Whiskey Rebellion information. It is updated as we find new resources and should not be considered comprehensive.

Lending Library for Classrooms

Classroom set of the young adult novel 1794: Janie Miller’s Whiskey Rebellion Saga.

Teachers may borrow a classroom set of the young adult novel 1794: Janie Miller’s Whiskey Rebellion Saga by Anna T. Connor and Laura C. Zajdel. This story of the events of 1794 is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Janie Miller, whose family played a significant role in the Whiskey Rebellion. The illustrated book also gives a good description of life on the Western Pennsylvania frontier.

There is no fee for borrowing the books; however, a replacement charge will be assessed for damaged or lost books. The teacher is responsible for the pickup and return of the books.

Authentic Quill Pen

Free Education Kits for 3rd to 6th Graders

Education through off-site programming.

Our Grade 3 kits focus on Life on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Frontier in the 1790s. The newly-developed kit for Grades 4 and 5 focuses on the Whiskey Rebellion Era: Southwestern Pennsylvania Frontier in the 1790s.

Kits are currently being revised.

Teen Event at Citizens Library Dressed in Period Clothing
Outreach Event at Citizens Library

Outreach Programs

Our trained docents are available to speak on various 18th Century topics, for schools and organizations, throughout the year. Past outreach programs have occurred at Asbury Heights, Encore on the Lake, the McMurray Chamber of Commerce, the Amwell Township Historical Society, and the Rotary Club of Washington.

A minimum fee of $50 is to be charged for docents' time and travel.

Program Topics

  • The Whiskey Rebellion
  • David Bradford
  • 18th Century Living

Want to take the next step, or have questions?

Please send us an email or call 724-222-3604.