The Braddock Road Preservation Association has held an annual French & Indian War Seminar for over 25 years at Jumonville Retreat Center, located adjacent to the Jumonville Glen battlefield. In addition, for the past several years, a Bus Tour of various portions of the original Braddock Road from Cumberland, MD, to Pittsburgh, PA has been a favorite highlight. The seminar at Jumonville is now the largest such annual gathering in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country. It features: Guest speakers, including some of the top historians and museum directors in the field. Slide shows, music presentations, and in 2000, the premiere of a major documentary film. Exhibits of period artifacts. Displays by antiquarian book and rare print dealers. Participation by the National Park Service. Prominent authors, artists, and musicians have enriched the experience with their knowledge, passion, and painstaking research. Fans of history are fascinated to uncover the social, political, and physical realities of the time when George Washington was a young man and when Braddock’s Road was built. In fact, several Board Members of the BRPA have authored important works on the subject, from books to articles to movie documentaries, the wealth of resources is a reflection of their talents and their interest in the Braddock Road. Click on the link for this year's speakers, bus tour, and schedule.