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2014 26th annual Braddock Road Preservation French & Indian War Seminar

Whistlestop Bookshop is a long-time vendor at the Seminar, a packed two days of presentations on the 18th Century frontier with the French & Indian War as the natural and particular focus (this world war began in Jumonville Glen very nearby).  The seminar is hosted in a gorgeous location on top of the high ridge which overlooks Uniontown PA.

Doug Cubbison is one this year's featured authors.


Friday will kick off with a bus tour of the Braddock Road to Braddock, PA. Friday evening will feature a lecture by Braddock scholar Dr. David Preston, with sessions continuing all day Saturday on the historic Jumonville campus. Refreshments will be served both days, with an optional lunch available with registration.


Friday - Oct. 31, 2014 
8 am - 4 pm - Bus Tour to Braddock, PA.
4:30 - 6:30 - Dinner on your own
7:00 pm - Welcome 
7:15 pm - Evening reception at Jumonville and David Preston will give a talk on "An Ohio Iroquois Account of the Jumonville Affair and Fort Necessity"
8:30 pm - Refreshment break

Saturday - Nov. 1, 2014
8:00 am - Registration - Coffee and Donuts
9:00 am - Dr. Timothy Shannon of Gettysburg College - "Indian Captive in a Redcoat: The Military Career of Peter Williamson."
10:30 am - "Kill'd or Taken:" A Lost Patrol of 1756 (very interesting talk on military captives near Fort Ticonderoga in 1756)by Dr. Len Travers of University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth 
12:30 pm - Family Style Lunch (optional)
1:45 pm - "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Military Justice in the British Army in North America, 1755-1783" by Colonel William R. Hagan (USA, Retired) 
3:15 pm - "To Care for their Widows, and Orphans: The Soldier's Orphan School Movement and Jumonville, 1864-1908" by Dr. Walter Powell. Special Exhibit to be announced.

Dr. Timothy Shannon is the Chairman of the History Department at Gettysburg College, where he teaches Early American, Native American, and British History. He is the author of several books, and is currently working on a biography of 18th Century Indian captive Peter Williamson.

Dr. Len Travers is Chairman of the History Department at UMass-Dartmouth where he teaches Colonial and Revolutionary History and New England.

Dr. David Preston is Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies at The Citadel and author of the forthcoming book "Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela, July 9, 1755" by Oxford University Press.

Colonel William (Bill) R. Hagan retired from the United States Army after 42 years of distinguished service as a judge advocate in the U.S. and abroad. He is past president of the Judge Advocates Association--the national bar organization for uniformed and civilian practitioners of military and veterans law.

Dr. Walter Powell is the Executive Director of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts and President of the BRPA.

As always, book and artists will be attending with one-of-a-kind items for sale. Participants for the bus tour must pre-register.

Friday bus tour & seminar - $100/person 
Friday bus tour only - $60/person
History seminar only - $60/person ($20/student)
Saturday lunch - $7.50/person