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David Bradford House: An Evening with Colonel Washington


Washington & Jefferson College

The Chapel at Old Main

washingtonThe David Bradford House and Washington & Jefferson College are excited to present this year’s Symposium on General Braddock’s Expedition of 1755. To bring light to this subject we have invited Mr. Norman Baker to speak at the event.  Mr. Baker, author of the recently published Braddock’s Road: Mapping the British Expedition from Alexandria to the Monongahela, has spent years mapping the road cut by General Braddock during his ill-fated march.  Also presenting will be  Mr. Bryan Cunning as George Washington from the time of Braddock’s Expedition. He has protrayed Washington in documentaries such as George Washington’s First War: The Battles for Fort Duquesne  and Pursuit of Honor: The Rise of George Washington. Mr. Cuninning will recount Washington’s observations along the march, the defeat on the Monongahela, Braddock’s demise, and the plan to guard the Virginia frontier from the French and Indian threat.

To learn more about this event visit the Bradford House Symposium website.

Smithsonian Magazine names Meadowcroft Rockshelter one of the “Five Great Places to See Evidence of First Americans”

rockshelterMeadowcroft, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center’s museum system, was named one of the “Five Great Places to See Evidence of First Americans” by Smithsonian magazine. The site has become an international destination, welcoming 17,000 visitors from 41 U.S. states and 17 countries in 2013.

The National Historic Landmark, located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County, features a massive, 16,000-year-old rock overhang used by the region’s earliest inhabitants for shelter.

Traveling forward through time, Meadowcroft offers visitors the chance to experience what everyday life was like for Upper Ohio Valley inhabitants over the past 400 years.

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