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Bradford House Historical Association

Category of Service: Arts & Humanities


"The mission of the Bradford House Historical Association is to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the David Bradford House and Museum and to educate the public on the role of David Bradford and the Whiskey Rebellion in shaping American history."

Programs and Services

  • Facilitate the annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival. The festival honors the significant period of America‚Äôs early days through historic reenactments, period exhibitions and demonstrations, family fun, frontier art, heritage music, and food, all the while shining a national spotlight on the city, county, and region. Community-focused entertainment combines with nationally renowned artists to create a festival that acknowledges the past, celebrates the present, and looks toward the future.
  • Offer the annual Symposium on 18th Century Living and Customs. Interpreters are hired from the AHT (American Historic Theater) and are chosen based on their relevance to Western PA history and some connection to David Bradford or the Whiskey Rebellion. To date, interpreters have included Abigail Adams, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
  • Educate on David Bradford, the Whiskey Rebellion, and 18th-century living through no-charge guided tours at the Bradford House Museum and the Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center. The tours are offered year-round by appointment with drop-in hours available April through November. The complimentary admission is a partnership with local businesses.
  • Present the Hands-on History Day Camp. Hands-on History Day Camp is an immersive experience in the late 18th century living on the southwestern Pennsylvania frontier. Campers explore the 1790s through a variety of activities, such as crafts, games, food, music, and lessons, tour the museums, examine artifacts, and dress in period clothing. Demonstrators and reenactors interact with the campers, sharing their knowledge of tools, trades, and lifestyles.
  • Extend volunteer opportunities to individuals of all ages. Several teenagers help at special events. Several retired ladies assist throughout the week with administrative tasks. And college students are given the opportunity to complete internships with the Executive Director.

Primary Revenue Sources

Grants, donations, fundraising.

Primary Fundraising Event

Whiskey Rebellion Festival, Whiskey Rebellion Dinner

2020 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-6070816
Net Assets$356,023.00


Name:Tracie Liberatore
Title:Executive Director
Web Site:bradfordhouse.org
Address:175 S. Main Street
Washington, PA, 15301

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