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Bradford House Historical Association
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.
Programs and Services
- We offer an annual Symposium on 18th century cultures and customs. The Symposium is held at Washington & Jefferson College. The Symposium includes historical interpreters relevant to Western Pennsylvania, David Bradford and/or the Whiskey Rebellion Festival. The Symposium includes a student poster contest. The annual Bradford House Museum Poster Contests are open to all middle and high school students (public, parochial, cyber and home-schooled).
- We host the Whiskey Rebellion Festival. The Whiskey Rebellion Festival celebrates the heritage and unique character of the region by focusing on the historical significance of the Whiskey Rebellion, a history that is exclusive to western Pennsylvania and primarily Washington County. The festival honors the significant period of America’s early days through historic reenactments, period exhibitions and demonstrations, family fun, frontier art, heritage music and food.
- We offer annual Haunted History Walking Tours. These walks are appropriate for all ages. The tours start in the Bradford House gardens. Five different ghastly tales are told as you walk around downtown Washington. The tour guides are dressed in 18th century attire and carry lanterns. The stories change each year so that you can come back year after year.
- We offer guided tours of the Bradford House Museum. The house was built in 1788 and became a museum in 1965. This National Historic landmark is very well maintained. The docents take you throughout the house, the gardens and the outdoor cabin. You learn about the history of the house, David Bradford and the Whiskey Rebellion. In addition, you learn about the life and customs of the 18th century.
- We offer a Boy Scout Workshop for the American Heritage Merit Badge. The workshop is administered by our Historical Consultants and qualified docents. Participants will satisfy merit badge requirements with a merit badge counselor on site to sign Blue Cards (provided by each Scout, completed legibly with troop leader’s signature).
Primary Revenue Sources
Whiskey Rebellion Dinner, grants, membership dues, tour income, special event fees
Primary Fundraising Event
Whiskey Rebellion Dinner
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