History Comes Alive at Fort Loudoun!

History Comes Alive at Fort Loudoun!

On November 13th, visit Fort Loudoun and time travel to 1765 to witness the clash between civilians and soldiers, that happened here, 10 years before the American Revolution. Immerse yourself in history by choosing sides!

Do you side with Justice William Smith and his loyal volunteers? Or, do you support Sgt. McGlashan and his brave Highlanders? Live the history of the Allegheny Uprising. Take an in-depth look at the events of 1765 that made up the Allegheny Uprising aka. Black Boys Rebellion, featuring an interactive and immersive experience, including:.

  • Pack Train & Skirmish at Widow Barrs: See the action unfold before your eyes.
  • You’re the Jury: Listen to the testimonies of both sides; the British Garrison and Justice Smith’s rebels.
  • YOU DECIDE: Side with who you believe is correct.
  • Historic displays: inside and outside.
  • Museum and gift shop will be open.

Admission is free. Join the historic Fort Loudoun family and friends at the fort site, 1720 North Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, PA on Saturday, November 13, Noon to 5 PM. To be part of the history, please be on time!

Learn more about Fort Loudoun.


Mercersburg Historical Society Presents Hugh Mercer Symposium June 13 at Mercersburg Academy

Mercersburg Historical Society Presents Hugh Mercer Symposium June 13 at Mercersburg Academy

The Mercersburg Historical Society’ invites history lovers to The Hugh Mercer Symposium on Thursday June 13, 2019, in Kiel Hall of Mercersburg Academy.  Hugh Mercer, namesake of Mercersburg, is an early Scots-Irish settler of the Pennsylvania frontier, selecting land west of the Susquehanna River in the Conococheague Settlement as his home. Mercer, a member of the defeated Jacobite forces of Scotland, fled his home in 1747 for the safety of America. He became the first trained physician in the Conococheague Settlement. Mercer was a close friend and associate to George Washington, ultimately joining in the conflict during the Revolutionary War, where he died in at the Battle of Princeton. Mercer’s death in the battle is the subject of Revolutionary artist John Trumbull’s painting titled The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777.

Presentations planned for the synposium include:

  • Hugh Mercer and The Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland by Mr. Jeff Dacus
  • General Hugh Mercer in the Revolution by Mr. Michael Cecere
  • Hugh Mercer and Freemasonry by Brother Chandler, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4

All speakers will participate in a panel discussion at the conclusion. The fee for the day-long conference is $40 per person and includes a luncheon. Register on Eventbrite. Contact the Frankin County Visitors Bureau for an invitation or mail payment and attendees to:

Mercersburg Historical Society
Attn: General Hugh Mercer Symposium
P.O. Box 115
Mercersburg, PA 17236