SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 – BRITSBURGH AND WOODVILLE BRUNCH SERIES PRESENT GENERAL JOHN FORBES
Enjoy a brunch spread as Dave Frankowski, French & Indian War re-enactor, soldier in the 4th Sublegion, Wayne’s Legion and Britsburgh member, discusses General John Forbes, the man who gave Pittsburgh its name. Dave will present information about his life and how his successful campaign against the French opened Western Pennsylvania up to settlement by people like John Neville.
After the Sunday Brunch event, all are welcome to stay and take a tour of the Neville House, which will be open to the public from 1-4PM.
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Cost to this event is $10.00 for Britsburgh and Neville House Associates Members, and $15.00 to non-members.
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 – Eager to Serve: An Evening with George Washington
George Washington’s life was inexorably intermingled with western Pennsylvania.
From spying on the French in 1753 at the young age of 21, to the taking of Fort Duquesne, to suppressing the Whiskey Rebellion as president, Washington visited our area seven times. These important trips over a 41-year period contributed greatly to weaving the fabric of western Pennsylvania history.
Join local historian and author Jonathan Klemens as he takes us through the journey of one of our country’s founders, uncovering his reasons for visiting Western Pennsylvania.
Light hors d’oeuvres, period correct desserts, and a variety of beverages will be served in the Neville House dining room, with the lecture held in the parlour.
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 – A Fascinating History of Chocolate
This presentation in the Woodville Plantation Stillhouse will explore how ancient societies viewed chocolate’s cultivation and importance as both an early form of currency and ceremonial drink. The historic overview will also discuss the exportation of chocolate to Europe and the role chocolate played during 18th century in the American colonies. Demonstrations on the processing of chocolate and the making of the colonial version of hot chocolate are also to be included.
Attendees will be able to sample a variety of chocolate treats made with American Heritage chocolate and copies of recipes for all the chocolate treats will be available. American Heritage chocolate also will be available for purchase in our gift shop.
Tours of the Neville House will take place from 1-3pm, after which attendees will meet in the stillhouse at 3:00pm for a fascinating presentation and lecture.