We are thrilled a new documentary about the lead-up to the American Revolution in western Pennsylvania has debuted on WQED Pittsburgh. Out of the Woods: Battlefields of Western Pennsylvania explores key moments in the French and Indian War that set the stage for the American Revolution. Many scenes were filmed at Historic Hanna’s Town and feature reenactments by Proctor’s Militia, I.B.W.C.P., the reenacting group that represents the first Westmoreland County militia founded at Hanna’s Town in 1775.
The documentary features stories and images of Historic Hanna’s Town, Bushy Run Battlefield, Fort Ligonier, Fort Pitt Museum, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, historic sites that are dedicated to preserving and sharing this history.
“Out of the Woods: Battlefields of Western Pennsylvania” was produced, filmed & edited by multiple Emmy® Award winner Paul Ruggieri. The documentary was made possible with support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District and the members of WQED.