SRU stages Aug. 8-9 French and Indian War weekend


French and Indians

July 30, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A historical snapshot of Colonial America, including a military encampment and battle reenactment, will be presented when Slippery Rock University offers "French and Indian War Weekend" Aug. 8-9 at its Old Stone House.

The "Conflict on the Venango" program will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Soldier impersonators in period attire, representing British, French and Native-American forces, will offer demonstrations.

The Venango Trail was a well-known Native-American path that stretched from the forks of the Ohio River northward toward Lake Erie, passing the current site of the Old Stone House. Military troops used the trail extensively during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

The suggested donation is $3 per person or $8 per family.

The Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks, is at the intersection of routes 8, 528 and 173, three miles south of SRU.

SRU owns and operates the historical site. For more information, visit:, or call Aaron Cowan, assistant professor of history and museum curator, at 724.738.2409.

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