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A large celebration is planned to honor George
Washington's historic mission to Logstown in 1753.
Washington was instructed to travel to Logstown to obtain guides and information before delivering a letter from the governor of Virginia to the French, asking their intentions and ordering them to leave western Pennsylvania.
This was a percussor to the French and Indian War which officially began in 1754 in the Monongahela Valley (Fayette County).
Weekend Event Overview
Saturday, October 18
See the village of Logstown as it might have
appeared in the mid-1700s. Important events occurring there between
1748 and 1752 will be re-enacted for the public. Between events,
the public will be able to approach the living history interpreters
to discuss aspects of life in the historic village.
At 3 pm, Major George Washington will arrive at Logstown as part of his legendary mission.
Sunday, October 19
Washington's visit to Logstown continues. See
Washington and his party encounter the Natives at the village.
The final event of the weekend will be the departure of Washington's party for the French Fort LeBoeuf.