Our Annual Seminar

Event details

  • Friday | November 5, 2021 to Saturday | November 6, 2021
  • 1:00 pm
  • 724-366-7155

2021 Seminar Schedule

After careful consideration in view of ongoing COVID concerns, the BRPA board has decided to host a hybrid seminar for 2021. The information below contains our current plans for how this year’s seminar will be conducted:

Friday – Nov. 5, 2021

An optional afternoon in person program will be available on Friday. There will be no cost to attend the Friday program but we are requesting that you complete an online registration so that we can properly plan for the program. The program will take place at Fort Necessity and will begin at 1:00 pm and will go through mid to late Friday afternoon. There will be elements of the program that will take place inside the Fort Necessity facilities (including a special look at some of the artifacts) and also several different segments that will take place outside at Fort Necessity. Please dress to be prepared to be outside for a segment of the afternoon. Also current guidelines will require participants to wear a mask while they are inside the Fort Necessity facility.

Register for Friday Seminar

Saturday – Nov. 6, 2021

Saturday’s program will be online only and will be conducted out of the facilities at Fort Ligonier. It will be similar to last year’s program where many of the programs will be pre-recorded and will be available by a zoom link. There will also be a panel discussion with many of the speakers and also BRPA President, Dr. Walter Powell. We are planning to begin our program at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. We estimate that the program will conclude around 4:30 pm.

In addition to the panel discussion, planned content for the day will include the following:

Opening Remarks by Dr. Walter Powell.

Dr. Jonathan Burns: “The Fort Halifax Rediscovery Project.” – Juniata College

Dr. Joseph Gagne: “Women on the War Front: Female Camp Followers and the French Army in North America, 1754-1760.” – Laval University

Lunch Break

Sally Nuckles: “A Time Traveler’s Journey into Mid 18th and early 19th Century Fashion”

Doug Cubbison: “Convoys in Battle: Extended Supply Lines in the 18th Century” – Curator, National Museum of Military Vehicles

Panel Discussion – Dr. Walter Powell and all of the other presenters

As a special bonus for those who have signed up for the Saturday virtual program, you will also receive a Zoom link for an optional Friday evening program, as described below.

The Wayward Companions – Pittsburgh–“If Wishes were Horses, then Beggars Would Ride: Music for the Trail and Tavern”

2021 SEMINAR COST – $50

The cost for the Saturday seminar (via a zoom link that you will be sent) is $50.

Register for Saturday Virtual Seminar


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