colonial life

Snippets of the 18th Century: French & Indian War and Colonial & Native Daily Life

Submitted by CTHS on April 30, 2018 - 10:11 am

Please join us for the 2018 CTHS Summer Program on Sunday May 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center at 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.

The French and Indian War was a series of battles that began on our front door and continued around western Pennsylvania and the colonial western frontier.  The war spanned the period of 1754 to 1763 and was an important part of our country’s history. It was a battle between two European Empires: the British and the French. However, as the Americas had two million British colonists compared to France’s sixty thousand colonists, the French needed help and sought out the Native Americans. Some joined the French but others didn’t want to tangle with the British as they were good trading partners. The war started just 80 miles southwest of here at a place now known as Jumonville Glen, near Ohiopyle, in May of 1754 when George Washington, leader of the British forces, surprised a French scouting ....

Event Date
May 06, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Event Location
Council Chambers
Cranberry Township Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066