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September 13, 2018

Q&A with Reenactor Jeremy Turner

We talked to reenactor Jeremy Turner about living history and its importance in educating the public about the lives of his American Indian ancestors who once called the Ohio River Valley home. Turner will travel to Pittsburgh this month to help tell the story of the Delaware Treaty to mark its 240th anniversary.

August 10, 2018

Fort Pitt During the Revolutionary War: General Brodhead’s Expedition

On Aug. 11, 1779, Gen. Brodhead and 605 men, from the 8th Pennsylvania and 9th Virginia Regiments, marched north toward Conewago. The ensuing encounter became known as the Battle of Thompson Island, the only Revolutionary War battle fought in northwestern Pennsylvania

August 2, 2018

Book Review: “Drums in the Forest”

Looking for an enticing book to accompany you this summer? “Drums in the Forest: Decision at the Forks, Defense in the Wilderness” is the perfect story to enlighten your knowledge of the origins of modern day Pittsburgh.