Often compared to a Norman Rockwell-like painting, the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation will host its annual free patriotic concert in the park — in an open-air, leafy setting, at the Gazebo in Irvine Square. The usual crowd of about one thousand people is expected. There is no charge to attend. Concert-goers should bring their own chairs, or blankets if preferred.
This year marks our 42nd Garrison Day Show & Sale.
The event, held in Beaver’s beautiful green central parks, is now one of the community’s largest, most exciting and visible events, 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 is now held by the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and the proceeds support the Foundation’s many community activities and events.
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Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering hundreds of letters written during the Civil War. Join us as Dr. Carleton 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.
Enjoy an educational FREE family friendly event sponsored by Beaver Area Heritage Museum in conjunction with Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. The day will hold historical reenactors, vendors, muskets, educational booths, cannon firing, members of various Native American tribes, period costumed docents, and local history.
For more information, call 412-974-4577.