Each year the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation sponsors the colorful Beaver Memorial Day Parade. All active or former military personnel are invited to march or ride, joining with the Beaver Area Senior High School JROTC, Marching Band and many other local organizations. A special Memorial Ceremony in the Beaver Cemetery immediately follows. The Program features an invited speaker, the BAHS Concert Choirs and Marching Band, recitation of the Gettysburg Address by the Senior Class President and a military salute that includes re-enactors, veterans, and a restored Revolutionary War-era cannon that will be fired as part of the military salute. A complimentary luncheon is provided by the Fort McIntosh Foundation, College Avenue, for all military personnel, program participants and their families. Note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, if inclement weather occurs, all activities will be cancelled with the exception of the Fort McIntosh Foundation luncheon which will be provided, rain or shine. For additional information, contact Chuck Snitger at (724) 728-3783.
Rhythm & blues. Born in Boston, MA, raised in Duxbury, MA and Midland, PA, Kim Tavar is a singer/songwriter who brings back those smooth catchy hook and melodies from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. She will perform songs from her new R & B album with her band Diagonal Impact. Kim has performed on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and on stage with Brad Paisley. She has an upcoming performance in the UK as well. Doors open at 7 pm for complimentary beer and wine. Concert begins at 8 pm. Reservations MUST be made in advance. $30 per person. Tickets available: www.beaverstation.org.
This concert may be held outdoors in the Event Lawn, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. Chairs would be provided and seats assigned.
The Forty Nineteens are keepers of the garage rock flame, owning the airwaves coast to coast (and overseas) with songs that remind one of early Rolling Stones. They are heard regularly in Little Steve’s Underground Garage on Sirius XM as well as an impressive clutch of radio outlets across the dial, the nation, and the world. Doors open at 7 pm for complimentary beer, wine and snacks. This concert will be held outdoors in the Event Lawn. Chairs will be provided and seats will be assigned. Concert begins at 8 pm. Reservations MUST be made in advance. $30 per person. Tickets available: www.beaverstation.org.
Nashville singer and songwriter, Brynn Marie, will perform on August 13 for our Cabin Fever Music Series. Doors open at 7 pm for complimentary beer, wine and snacks. This concert will be held outdoors in the Event Lawn. Chairs will be provided and seats will be assigned. Concert begins at 8 pm. Reservations MUST be made in advance. $30 per person. Tickets available: www.beaverstation.org.
Beaver Area Heritage Foundation’s 42nd annual Garrison Day Show and Sale, held in the beautiful green central parks of Beaver, is one of the community’s largest, most exciting and visible events each year, drawing more than 10,000 visitors annually.
Garrison Day is named in honor of the military garrison stationed at Fort McIntosh in the late 1700s. The First Company Fort McIntosh Garrison began the event as a way to make money to purchase items that they needed for the Garrison.
The event now involves hundreds of arts and crafts and antiques vendors, a variety of food and refreshments, and an art show. For questions, please contact event coordinator Carrie Ondrusek at 724-241-3288 or email@example.com. To become a vendor, please complete our online vendor application.
Feralcat is an artist, saxophonist, composer, alias and conceptual departure from what you think about when you hear the saxophone. Created as the de facto alter ego of Pittsburgh-based saxophonist Roger Rafael Romero, the music he writes is equal parts prog rock, jazz fusion and art rock. Doors open at 7 pm for complimentary beer, wine and snacks. This concert will be held outdoors in the Event Lawn. Chairs will be provided and seats will be assigned. Concert begins at 8 pm. Reservations MUST be made in advance. $30 per person. Tickets available: www.beaverstation.org.
Since Europeans first arrived in Pennsylvania in the 17th century, the flora and fauna of the region have battled to adapt. With every plow, shovel, pick, and hoe the ecological balance of the colony shifted. Some species prospered, while other vanished, but one mystery remains: what role did the American buffalo play in this drama of ecological imperialism? While many assume that buffalo ranged freely in the colony of Pennsylvania, the historical record is sparse, and physical evidence is non-existent. The question remains: were these lost giants a casualty of imperial conquest, or were they even here at all?
Brady J. Crytzer teaches history at Robert Morris University. He is the recipient of the Donald S. Kelly and Donna J. McKee Awards for outstanding scholarship in the discipline of history. A specialist in imperialism in North America, he is the author of a number of books, including War in the Peaceable Kingdom: The Kittanning Raid of 1756 and Hessians: Rebels, Mercenaries, and the War for British North America. He is also the host of Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution.
The Charter Day Dinner to be held Wednesday, October 6 at Beaver Station at 6 p.m. is an annual event for members of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. This year marks our 53rd year of our founding. It is a time of review, reflection and celebration of our many accomplishments and service to our local community. This event is open to the public. Reservations are $40 per person. Visit rsvp.beaverstation.org for more information.
Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering hundreds of letters written during the Civil War. Join us as Dr. Young shares about being faced with that very situation. Not knowing why his family had the letters, Dr. Young used the resources of Ancestry.com and other sources to discover how two Vermont soldiers fit into his family heritage. Using excerpts from their letters, which are filled with in-depth accounts of battles and army life, Dr. Young has woven together their dramatic war-time narrative into the context of the war and adds in additional information about the friends and relatives who fought by their side. This event is free and open to the public.