Topics & Discussions on the Life and Customs of Western Pennsylvania

The Symposium on Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania


As we continue to monitor current CDC guidelines, The Bradford House Museum plans to present The Symposium on Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania on Friday May 14, 2021 at the Stone Pavilion, at Washington Park
Yes this is a change from our standard format, but the BHHA felt it was safest to move the Symposium to a later date and to an outdoor venue.
More details to come as we get closer to May 14th!
If you have any questions, please contact Tracie at

Student Poster Session Contest

The Bradford House Historical Association annually sponsors two Poster Contests, open to all intermediate/middle and high school students (public, parochial, cyber and home-schooled) on a topic of Western Pennsylvania history, 1750 – 1850. The contest is open to students who reside in Washington, Greene, Allegheny, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties.

Students are required to construct a presentation on a standard size trifold display board, register online during January and February, and deliver the project to the Bradford House, 175 South Main Street, Washington, Pennsylvania, in early March. For complete rules, hints for developing a project, and a list of possible topics, see the Poster Rules link below.

Online registration is open January 1 through February 28. You can register for the poster contest by mailing the completed poster registration form (See the Poster Registration link below) to the Bradford House, PO Box 537, Washington, PA 15301 or you can email it to

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 5 entries in each division: Middle School (grades 5-8) and High School (grades 9-12).


Poster Registration

Poster Rules

Poster Contest prizes generously provided by: