Bradford House announces poster contest

Online registration is open through Feb. 28 for the annual Bradford House Museum Poster Contests, open to all middle and high school students – public, parochial, cyber and home-schooled – in Washington and Greene counties.

The topic is Western Pennsylvania history, from 1750 to 1850.

Students are required to research and construct a presentation on a standard-size trifold display board for delivery to the Bradford House in early March. For complete rules, hints for developing a project, and a list of possible topics, go to www.bradfordhouse.org and look under the “education” tab.

Winning projects will be displayed at the Symposium on 18th Century Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania, An Evening with John Adams, at 7 p.m. April 6. The symposium is co-sponsored by Washington & Jefferson College and is held in the Chapel in Old Main. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person; preregister for $18 at www.bradfordhouse.org.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five entries in each division: middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12). A special prize will be awarded this year for the entry best representing women of Western Pennsylvania between 1750 and 1850.

Email questions to bradfordhouseshop@hotmail.com.