Pittsburgh's Lost Outpost: A Talk with Jason CherryTuesday August 20, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
In the year 1754, before a young George Washington would set the world on fire, trader William Trent and his hired volunteers began an outpost at the "forks of the Ohio”. This simple act would not only lay the foundation for the conflict known as the Seven Years War, but also became the early remnants of the city we know today as Pittsburgh.
Join author Jason Cherry for a spirited picture presentation about his book, Pittsburgh’s Lost Outpost. In it, he explores recently uncovered details about the lost outpost and pieces together Trent’s eventual role in American history!
Signed books will be on sale for $20.00. Cash and credit card accepted.
Bio: A native of Butler, Pennsylvania, and 2002 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Jason Cherry has reenacted the French and Indian War for almost 30 years, portraying the group of volunteers hired under William Trent Jr in 1754, a unit known as Captain William Trent's Company. He also has conducted several speaking engagements over the last 15 years on George Washington's role in Western Pennsylvania in 1753 and 1754. Currently he is the "resident author" for the William Trent House in Trenton, NJ and works as an Assistant Group Supervisor for Stepping Stones Children's Center in Gibsonia, PA and reenacts with his wife Emily and his two beautiful daughters Penny and Charlotte.
Location: Whitehall Community Room
to go to the Whitehall Public Library