The Bradford House Museum is again sponsoring two Poster Contests, open to all middle and high school students (public, parochial, cyber and home-schooled) 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 www.bradfordhouse.org and look under the education tab.
Winning projects will be displayed at the Symposium on 18th Century Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania, An Evening with John Adams, on April 6, 2018.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 5 entries in each division: Middle School (grades 5-8) and High School (grades 9-12).
Email questions to email@example.com.
Join the Bradford House and local Washington businesses for the 2017 Poker Stroll, a free adult event.
Heritage Days at the Bradford House
during the National Road Festival
175 South Main St, Washington PA 15301
Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Living history demonstrations and activities –
18th century fun for all ages.
The Museum will be open for self-guided tours with docents in period attire available to answer your questions. Activities and demonstrations of 18th Century living are planned for the entire family.
On March 31st at 6:30pm the David Bradford House presents its annual Symposium on Life and Customs of Western Pennsylvania. This year the symposium, “Remember the Ladies: An Evening With Abigail Adams” will feature a talk by Kim Hanley who portrays Abigail Adams. She will discuss Abigail Adam’s political influence with her husband, John Adams, and her son, John Quincy Adams. Other topics will include education, patriotism, and the role of women in early American politics.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Bradford House website: http://www.bradfordhouse.org/symposium/
Bradford House Museum Annual Garden Party
175 South Main Street, Washington, Pa 15301 724-222-3604
Purchase tickets ONLINE at www.bradfordhouse.org
Sunday June 12, 2016 from 2 pm – 4 pm
$15.00 pre-sale or $20.00 at the door
Light refreshments and lemonade; Mandolin by Lee Stivers; Sheep Shearing by Linda West; Spinning by Carol Startare; Meet the Gardeners; Container planting by the Ivy Green
Attend the event in your favorite garden hat and the Garden Committee will vote on the best hat! You must submit your name and contact information, as the winner will receive a Bradford House Gift Basket!
After a near 30 year absence from downtown Washington, the National Road Festival has returned with 2 days of exciting events for the whole family. The events will take place in 9 different locations throughout town on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 10am – 5pm (note: the antiques market will open at 9am). For more information please contact the Washington County Historical Society at 724-225-6740. The events include:
Main Street Pavillion – Food and Modern Craft Vendors The David Bradford House – 18th Century Heritage Demonstrators, Children’s Activities, and Guided House tours The Washington Winery – Sangria Slushies and Grilling The Julius LeMoyne House – National Road Antiques Market -featuring some of the region’s best antiques dealers The Francis LeMoyne House – Self-Guided House Tours Madeleiene’s Garden at the Francis LeMoyne House – 18th Century Artisans and Vendors Washington County History and Landmarks – Walking Architectural Tours of structures along the National Road in Downtown Washington Pennsylvania Trolley Museum – Architectural Tours of the Washington County Courthouse and a display entitled Trolleys on the National Road Washington County Frontier History Center – 18th and 19th Century Reenactors including interpreters of French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Civil War soldiers
Sponsoring organizations: Washington County Historical Society, Bradford House Historical Association, The Washington Winery, Washington Business District Authority, Washington County History and Landmarks, and the National Road Heritage Corridor.
The Bradford House Museum is looking for volunteers to serve as docents (tour guides). The volunteer application can be found online at www.bradfordhouse.org or call 724.222.3604 for information. References may be requested. Criminal background clearances are required by law. A training session is planned for March.