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FRENCH CREEK HERITAGE EVENT

Saturday; July 13, 2019
Sunday; July 14, 2019

Cochranton Fairgrounds
(All Parking at Cochranton Jr/Sr High School)

FREE Admission

Pontiac’s Rebellion – Uprising and Revenge on the Frontier

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.

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Family Oriented Activities

Reenactor Encampments & Living History Demonstrations

  • Encampments, period sutlers, living history demonstrations
    (blacksmithing, trades) and battle re-enactments or "tacticals"

Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute

  • Sample "dig boxes" for kids and technology demonstrations

Artifact Exhibitions & Displays

  • Native American artifacts by the French Creek Archaeological Society

Living History First Person Portrayals

Children's Program

  • Mix of activities involving living history reenactors and period sutlers, fun, games and learning.

Book Signings

On-Site Food & Beverage

FREE Admission


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Partners

Thank you to all of our partners and participants for making the 3rd Annual French Creek Heritage Event a great success!

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With special thanks to our partners at the French Creek Valley Conservancy, dedicated to the promotion, protection and preservation of the French Creek Watershed.

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Venue

Cochranton Fairgrounds
Cochranton, PA16314

ALL parking will be at the Cochranton Jr. Sr. High School, with access to the Event Site via footbridge across Sugar Creek


For additional information please contact:
Mark Roche
814-425-7700