As the French and Indian War came to a close in North America in 1763, new tensions simmered throughout the western frontier of colonial America. Throughout the Ohio Country, native peoples struggled to adapt to the new post-war order, as the British commitment to settlement and expansion replaced the prior French trade-focused policies. The British occupation, which tended to view the native populace as subjects of a conquered land and not as equal cohabitants, raised tensions. New policies installed by General Jeffrey Amherst, which included restrictions on vital trade goods including ammunition and gunpowder, further inflamed emotions. The stage was set for renewed hostilities, and once again the French Creek Valley would be at the epicentre of a storm of violence, conflict and bloodshed.Read more
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Reenactor Encampments & Living History Demonstrations
Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute
Artifact Exhibitions & Displays
Living History First Person Portrayals
On-Site Food & Beverage
Explore all aspects of the French and Indian War, including the competing powers, strategies, people, and pivotal events of the period. The role of the Pennsylvania Frontier and French Creek Valley will be a focus of the event.
Thank you to all of our partners and participants for making the 3rd Annual French Creek Heritage Event a great success!
With special thanks to our partners at the French Creek Valley Conservancy, dedicated to the promotion, protection and preservation of the French Creek Watershed.