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July 2018

Fort Pitt Museum’s Women’s History Seminar

July 28
Fort Pitt Museum, 601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, 15222 United States
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Learn about 18th and 19th century women at the Fort Pitt Museum’s fourth annual Women’s History seminar.

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August 2018

255th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bushy Run Battlefield, 1253 Bushy Run Rd
Jeannette, PA 15644 US
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Witness a clash of cultures as historical reenactors bring the Battle of Bushy Run to life! Learn what caused Native American warriors and British soldiers to take up arms against each other during a two-day battle in August 1763 during Pontiac’s War. Discover what life was like on the frontier for European settlers and Native peoples alike in this annual historical reenactment. Featuring eighteenth century military camps, a Native American village, a refugee camp, a sutler trade area, period craftspeople,…

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255th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bushy Run Battlefield, 1253 Bushy Run Rd
Jeannette, PA 15644 US
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Witness a clash of cultures as historical reenactors bring the Battle of Bushy Run to life! Learn what caused Native American warriors and British soldiers to take up arms against each other during a two-day battle in August 1763 during Pontiac’s War. Discover what life was like on the frontier for European settlers and Native peoples alike in this annual historical reenactment. Featuring eighteenth century military camps, a Native American village, a refugee camp, a sutler trade area, period craftspeople,…

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Early Inhabitants Weekend

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
Little Beaver Historical Society, 803 Plumb St
Darlington, PA 16115 US
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Participants will appear in period dress and demonstrate life activities of their chosen era.. We will have soap making and chair caning at the log cabin . Knife sharpening at the industrial museum. Our blacksmith shop will be up and running making great handmade items. We will have a large mountain men encampment at Greersburg Academy teaching everyone what it took to survive in the early periods of American History. Native American flute maker player and story teller White Buffalo…

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Westmoreland Fair

August 17 - August 26
Westmoreland Fairgrounds, 123 Blue Ribbon Lane
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Shadyside Arts Festival

August 25 - August 26
Walnut Street, 739 Bellefonte Street
Pittsburgh, 15232 United States
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This festival of fine art started out as a neighborhood street fair and has gained a reputation as one of the top shows in Pennsylvania. This weekend art show hosts over 140 artists that create original hand-made artwork. We’ll have painters, potters, jewelers, photographers and much more.

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Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson’s American Odyssey

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fort Pitt Museum, 601 Commonwealth Place Building B
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1212 US
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In this talk, Dr. Timothy Shannon will unravel the fact from fiction in Williamson’s odyssey and use it to illustrate how working people in eighteenth-century Britain exploited an empire that was built on exploiting them. Registration for is $10 for adults and $5 for students and History Center members. Please register online.

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Pedal Pittsburgh

August 26
Southside Riverfront Park, 1 South 18th Street
Pittsburgh, 15203 United States
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September 2018

Historic House Tour

September 7
Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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The self-driving tour to five homes features “A Tale of Two Neighborhoods”. Academy Hill built during the heyday of wealth in Greensburg, the turn of the 20th century & Norvelt, a New Deal Depression-Era Community

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Mountain Craft Days

September 7 - September 9
Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike
Somerset, 15501 United States
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A fun-filled festival dedicated to preserving and promoting historic arts and crafts from our region. There is something for all ages and interest levels, with more than 125 craft booths, a dozen different music performances, and a variety of traditional foods all nestled into our beautiful wooded grounds and meadow.

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Frontier Militia Encampment

September 8 - September 9
Oliver Miller Homestead, 1 Stone Manse Drive
South Park Township, 15129 United States
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The local frontier militia, men who were expected to protect their homes from Indian attack, will be encamped on the grounds for the weekend.

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The Scenery Hill Heritage Festival

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Scenery Hill, PA Scenery Hill, PA 15360 US + Google Map

This will be our 3rd annual Heritage Festival, celebrating our first 100 years: 1785 – 1885. Complete with music, food, artisans, historic tours, and more! Come dressed in your own unique historic outfits and celebrate Scenery Hill’s heritage! Festivities will begin at 9am, with a pancake breakfast, at the Scenery Hill United Methodist Church. Shops and vendors will open at 11am. Check back for a detailed schedule. For more information visit: www.sceneryhillpa.com WE ARE IN SEARCH OF VENDORS! Are you…

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Old Fashioned Fall Festival

September 8 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Little Beaver Historical Society, 803 Plumb St
Darlington, PA 16115 US
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Come visit the museums as we welcome the Fall season. We will have crafts people,fruits and vegetables for sale, fall flowers , Apple butter making, Cider and fall foods for sale . Entertainment and all of our buildings will be open for tours. We will have many more crafters this year with applications available soon.

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Historic House Tour

September 15
Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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The self-driving tour to five homes features “A Tale of Two Neighborhoods”. Academy Hill built during the heyday of wealth in Greensburg, the turn of the 20th century & Norvelt, a New Deal Depression-Era Community

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Scottdale Fall Festival 2018

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - September 23 @ 8:00 pm
Scottdale Fall Festival, Pittsburgh St
Scottdale, PA 15683 US
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The Festival is a 3-day annual celebration featuring a wide variety of handmade crafts, local and ethnic foods to suit all palates, highly anticipated parade that is a crowd pleaser for the kid in all of us, a dog show, full schedule of live entertainment, a 10K / 5K race, children's area, and much more. The festival is held at the Gazebo, in the heart of Scottdale, on the corner of Pittsburgh and Spring Streets. It is always held the…

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October 2018

Erntedankfest: A Harvest Festival

October 6 - October 7
Old Economy Village, 270 16th Street
Ambridge, 15003 United States
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This event celebrates the fall harvest and many of the tasks done to prepare for winter. Artisans will be cooking, baking and demonstrating many different crafts and skills. Music, food and activities for the whole family make this a great fall tradition!

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Fort Ligonier Days

October 12 - October 14
Fort Ligonier, 200 South Market Street
Ligonier, 15658
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Visit Fort Ligonier during Fort Ligonier Days! View the impressive commemoration of the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758. See the dramatic artillery demonstrations, watch the battle re-enactments and listen to the riveting narration. See the colorful flags and uniforms, and daily camp life. Hear the muskets, cannon fire, and military music. Smell the wood smoke from the re-enactors campfires and gunpowder from the artillery demonstrations and battle re-enactments.…

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Early Coal Mines of HC Frick

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Connellsville Canteen, 131 W Crawford Ave
Connellsville, PA 15425 US
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EARLY COAL MINES OF HENRY CLAY FRICK WERE YOUR ANCESTORS COAL MINERS? WE NEED YOU! - Were they mine bosses, cokers, or strikebreakers? - Did they build coke ovens? - Were they evicted during one of the many strikes? - Your family history is part of the story that built America. BRING YOUR STORIES & ARTIFACTS! MINES IN THE PROJECT, 1870-1920: Henry Clay, Frick, Morgan, Rist, Foundry, White (Globe), Eagle, Summit, Tip Top, Valley, Buckeye, Star, Hazlett, Mullin, Bessemer, Union,…

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A Halloween Haunting

October 28
Old Economy Village, 270 16th Street
Ambridge, 15003 United States
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We are pleased to announce our third annual Trick or Treat event here in the Village. Costumed children ages 10 and under will go “door-to-door” on the historic site and trick or treat.

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November 2018

Twilight at Mansfield

November 4
Oliver Miller Homestead, 1 Stone Manse Drive
South Park Township, 15129 United States
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In November of 1794, Federal troops were in the area, eager to arrest anyone who was suspected of participating in the past summer’s violence of the hated whiskey tax. Join the Miller family and their neighbors as they gather at Mansfield, the home of James Miller.

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December 2018

Christmas at the Village

December 1 - December 2
Old Economy Village, 270 16th Street
Ambridge, 15003 United States
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Walk along a candlelit cobblestone street and window shop in the various stores that contain interpreters eager to show off wares from this time. People looking for last minute gift ideas will find unique handmade items for sale by vendors.

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First Night Pittsburgh

December 31, 2018
Downtown Pittsburgh, 601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, 15222 United States
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