War for Empire Consortium Sites

For more than a decade, the outstanding collection of French and Indian War sites in southwestern Pennsylvania have been working together in collaborative programming and promotional activities. In 1999, they formed the War for Empire Consortium and committed to an ambitious plan to engage new audiences in this pivotal chapter of American History.

The commemorative plans have revolved around four basic thrusts:

  • Improve and connect the battle sites, both regionally and nationally.
  • Encourage programming to attract visitors and educate a wide public.
  • Encourage commemorative events nationwide over the life of the anniversary period.
  • Elevate the visibility and significance of the commemoration by creating a multi-state collaborative to develop and support national programming.

In addition to the Consortium, other sites, not only in southwestern Pennsylvania but also nationally and internationally, are part of the story.

The War for Empire Consortium

Bushy Run, Fort Pitt, Fort Ligonier, Braddock's Field Historical Society, Braddock's Road Preservation Association (Dunbar's Camp), Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fort LeBoeuf, and Kittanning/Blanket Hill.