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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society (BRBHS) is looking for someone to help us with their accounting skills.

The BRBHSis a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping this important battlefield open to the public so that future generations can learn about a pivotal event in the history of America.

The site had its state funding largely cut in 2009 and now relies on volunteers and the money it can generate from grants and admissions to stay open. Already it is only open from May to October.

If you are from the Western Pa area we could use all kinds of volunteers from special events, to tour guides to people behind the desk.

But even if you are not you can help. If anyone has any accounting skills that they would be willing to loan us to help our new treasurer get on her feet it would be of great assistance.

This is asking a lot, I know. The site generates about $25,000 USD in admission a year plus sales from the gift shop and other funding raising events.

If you can and would be willing to help in any way PM me here or email me at

historygamer08 Jan 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

Is the site still bound by PHMC safety rules or is it free like Fort Pitt and Washington Crossing Park?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jan 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

It is still a PHMC site. The state does take care of the park itself while the heritage society runs the museum.

historygamer09 Jan 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

That's a shame. It is a great park and a very nice museum. Back in the late 80s or early 90s the state approached NPS about taking the site off their hands, but NPS declined.

It is surprising the money the state poured into both the Bushy Run and Fort Pitt museum, only to pass one off and basically neglect the other.

You are right, it is a great site. I am sorry to hear it is still shackled by PHMC who neither has the good sense to pass it off or maintain the site. Interestingly enough PHMC got a state legislator associated with Washington Crossing park mad and he tucked something into a bill that transferred that park from PHMC to DCNR.

I hope a local steps forward to help you all out.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

FWIW, I've heard that QuickenBooks is a relatively painless and not-too-complicated software package that can help with relatively uncomplicated accounting.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

I went there years ago and loved it. Shame the Monongahela was not given the same treatment, especially since it was a much larger battle fought not too far away only 8 years before.
Bushy Run is excellent, better than Fort Necessity but I liked Brandywine more.

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