For 20 years the educational and living history activities of Penn's Colony have remembered the pivotal era of the French and Indian War (1754-1760) beginning with a young George Washington's trek to the western Pennsylvania frontier as a volunteer for the Virginia Colony (and British Crown) to report on the settlement activities of the French.
The point of land called the Forks of the Ohio (Pittsburgh) because whoever controlled this point and its waterways would control the frontier. Events from Washington's first, and subsequent visits to this region, led to the sparking of the French and Indian War which changed the course of history for America, and the world.
On the weekends, the living history encampment presents re-enactors from the British, Colonial, Scottish, French and Native groups which made their mark on this region. Visit the Carnegie Library Booth (117-118) for reference materials, maps and much more on the era.
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
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