April 1 & 2
French & Indian War Encampment along
Vestal's Gap Road
This event will focus on Braddock's Army, specifically Halkett's 44th Regiment of Foot and life as it was during the tent encampment that took place along what was known as Braddock's Road. This encampment will be the only Virginia "Braddock event" on a portion of the original Braddock road (Vestal's Gap Road) over which the 44th Regiment, Virginia provincials, and Independent Company troops passed on their way to Winchester.
April 9-10, 2005
The Grandest Congress
Gen. Braddock meets the Colonial Governors at Carlyle House in Alexandria. See the story of this event.
April 15-17, 2005
In Camp with Gen. Braddock at Winchester
Learn what a British army camp might have been like as you visit soldiers, craftsmen and campfollowers
near where the two regiments of the army met and organized to begin the
march to Fort Cumberland, westward outpost of the British colonies.
Click for information on the modern educational opportunities at the event.
May 7, 2005
Braddock at Forks of Capon
Gen. Braddock arrives at Henry Enoch's and camps at the Forks of the Cacapon River. See the story of this commemoration.
Dig a Braddock Site: Dowden's Ordinary
Maryland Archaeology Month 2005 is celebrating the 250th
Anniversary of the French and Indian War with a special day of
archaeology events at Dowden's Ordinary in Clarksburg, MD. This was one
of the camps on Col. Dunbar's route through Maryland and on Gen.
Braddock's route to Frederick.
Location: Clarksburg, MD; Click here for a report.
May 29, 2005
Rockville: Trails, Taverns, and The Road to War
Join Peerless Rockville at the Red Brick Courthouse on Sunday afternoon, May 29, to meet and talk with French and Indian War re-enactors and to view our exhibit on the Rockville of 1755. This was the location of Owen's Ordinary where Gen. Braddock camped on his way to Frederick. Time: noon to 6 p.m. For info contact Peerless Rockville (301)762-0096.
Braddock at Fort Cumberland
Reenactors will be on the grounds of Emmanual Church from Friday afternoon through Sunday. Church will be open for tours Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11;30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church basement has remnants of Fort Cumberland and there is a wonderful model of the fort in the church hall. This is in conjunction with Cumberland Heritage Days so street traffic is restricted, but the site is available to pedestrians.
Book Gallery, Old Town Mall, Winchester, VA
Mr. Wilbur Johnston, creater of a new map of Gen. Braddock's route, and Mr. Ralph Hersko, author of Braddock's Road Across Northern and Western Virginia: A 250th Anniversary Retrospective, will be available to sign their work and
Braddock at Stewart's Crossing
Phone: 724-628-5344 Sponsored by the Connellsville Area Historical
Society and the Connellsville Bicentennial Commission the event is an
encampment at Col. Crawford's Cabin on the banks of the Youghiogheny
River at Stewart's Crossing (now Connellsville). For information
contact Karen Hechler at 724-628-5344, or the Connellsville Area
Historical Society, Carnegie Free Library, ph. 724-628-5640.
250th Anniversary of the Battle of Braddock
The commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Battle of the Monongahela was held in Braddock and North Braddock, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 9, 2005.
“Behav’d Like Men and Died Like Soldiers” : George Washington and Braddock’s Defeat, 1755.
This one-day program will witness Col. Washington and Capt. Adam Stephen arriving at the Palace in Williamsburg and reporting to Governor Dinwiddie on the circumstances surrounding the battle, and what it might bode for the future of British North America. For information contact Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Encampment at Dunbar's Camp
Held at Dunbar's Camp, Hopwood, PA, in cooperation with Fort Necessity Battlefield, this is an invitation only
French and/or Indian Encampment. For a photo report
Guns at the Fort
Educational programs about 18th century siege warfare as planned by the
Braddock Campaign punctuated with demonstrations of the loading and
firing of 18th century artillery by the Oneida Nation of New York
State. The weekend also features an Encampment of French soldiers. For
a photo report click here!
Ceremony at the Grave of General Edward Braddock on July 17, 2005. For a photo report click here!
Braddock's Defeat Reenactment
Old Bedford Village is sponsoring an event to reenact General Braddock's Defeat. In addition to the battle at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, there is a lecture by Dr. Steven Bromwell at the Visitors Center on Saturday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m. There will be period vendors, Griffing and Knez paintings displayed, and a medical demonstration. For additional information, call Old Bedford Village at 814-623-1156, or visit www.oldbedfordvillage.org.
The Potomac History Symposium: The French & Indian War
This symposium is held in the Lecture Hall of The Lyceum in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Speakers include: Matthew Ward, Paul Kopperman, Gregory Dowd, Wallace Gusler, Nick Westbrook, Peter Way, and John Maass. For further information go to: www.HistoricAlexandria.org.
November 4-5, 2005
17th Annual French & Indian War Seminar, Jumonville, PA.
Speakers include: Stephen Brumwell, Douglas R. Cubbison, Christian Cameron, David Dixon with music by Dean Shostak on the Glass Armonica. For further information go to: www.BraddockRoadPA.org.