Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Walk and Whiskey: August Programs at Friendship Hill

Friendship Hill Credit: National park Service

Friendship Hill National Historic Site will present two programs during the month of August. On August 16, in partnership with Healthy Lifestyles Task Force, the park will host a “Wednesday Walk.” The evening program begins at the Gallatin mansion at 6:30 p.m. The walk will explore the historic estate of Albert Gallatin while learning of his accomplishments to the early American republic. Activities are planned for young walkers. Sturdy walking shoes for all terrain are highly recommended.

The park’s second program is about Gallatin’s “only political sin,” the Whiskey Rebellion. On Saturday, August 19 the park will welcome staff from the Oliver Miller Homestead, a Whiskey Rebellion site located in Allegheny County’s South Park.  The group will provide a new perspective on events that shook the young nation and western Pennsylvania in the 1790s.

Programs focusing on the involvement of the Miller family from Allegheny County will be held at 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. at the mansion. Park Ranger talks on Gallatin’s role in the Whiskey Rebellion will take place at 2:00 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. at the mansion. Members of the Oliver Miller Homestead will be on-hand between noon and 4:00 p.m. to speak more about the Miller family and 18th-century life. Several 18th-century crafts will be demonstrated during the event.

During the summer season the Gallatin house is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and park grounds are open sunrise to sunset. Admission to the park and programs is free.
Friendship Hill National Historic Site is located three miles north of Point Marion, Pennsylvania on PA Rt. 166. For more information or directions please call 724-329-2501.

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