Monthly Archives: November 2015

Annual Bradford House Museum Poster Contest

The Bradford House Museum is again sponsoring two Poster Contests, open to all middle and high school students in Washington and Greene Counties, on a topic of Western Pennsylvania history, 1750 – 1850. 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 in early March.

For complete rules, hints for developing a project, and a list of possible topics, go to and look under the education tab.

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

Winning projects will be displayed at the  Symposium on 18th Century Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania, on March 18, 2016.

Educational Outreach Opportunities from the Bradford House

EDUCATION RESOURCES at the Bradford House Museum            BH Logo

175 South Main Street Washington, PA  724.222.3604

Museum Tours and Outreach Programs:  Available on a variety of 18th Century topics, our experienced staffcan adapt to your curriculum goals and any grade level, for schools and organizations throughout the year.

Poster Session Contests:  Individual students research to create a trifold display on a topic of Western Pennsylvania history (1750-1850).  Open to all Washington and Greene County middle and high school students.  Cash prizes are awarded.   Register online during January and February; project due in early March.  Held in conjunction with our annual Symposium on 18th Century Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania.

Lending Library:  Borrow a classroom set of the young adult novel 1794: Janie Miller’s Whiskey Rebellion Saga by Anna T. Connor and Laura C. Zajdel.

Research Resources:  A collection of primary and secondary 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.

Boy Scout American Heritage Merit Badge:  Saturday workshop available with 3 week notice, except July and December.

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~The mission of the Bradford House Historical Association is 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.~

Christmas at the Bradford House

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Join the David Bradford House this year for Christmas! The house will be decorated for a 1790s Christmas. Kick off the season by attending our Holiday Gift Shoppe, Dec. 4 & 5 11am – 5pm.

You can also enjoy a candlelight tour of the house by appointment only Dec. 6 – 20. For more information contact the Bradford House at or 724-222-3604.candlelight flyer 2015