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Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series- Braddock’s Defeat

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society is again partnering with the Bellaire Public Library to present a series of weekly talks on the history of the Ohio Valley and beyond. The series begins on February 7th and will run every Wednesday at 6 pm throughout the end of March.

Shawn MacIntyre, Public Engagement and Operations Manager at Braddock’s Battlefield History Center in North Braddock, PA, will discuss the lead-up to the battle, the battle itself, and the effect it has on history at the next Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series at the Bellaire Public Library, Wednesday, February 28th at 6 pm.

The Battle of the Monongahela, which took place on the western frontier of Pennsylvania, was a battle that changed world history and led to the first global war. July 9th, 1755, the British Army marched, along with soldiers, workmen, teamsters, slaves, camp-follower women, and their children. They planned to construct a road to the French, Fort Duquesne, lay siege to the fort, and return the forks of the Ohio River to British control. The French Commander at Fort Duquesne and his Native Allies had a very different plan for the British Forces.
Braddock’s Battlefield History Center in North Braddock, PA, the center sits on the site where the Battle of the Monongahela begins. Shawn holds a master’s degree in history, with a focus on 18th-century history. Shawn is also a living historian and serves as a private with Captain William Trent’s Company, a reenactment Virginia Militia unit based near Pittsburgh.

The event is free and open to the public. The lectures will also be live-streamed on Facebook and kept online at the library’s website, bellaire.lib.oh.us.

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