FAQ’s

VISITATION

-Both the Warrior Run Church and Hower-Slote House are only open during special events or by appointment.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

-The Warrior Run Church, outbuildings, cemetery and grounds and the Hower-Slote House, barn and outbuildings are maintained by the WRFFHS volunteers with monetary donations.

-The Hower-Slote House and barn are owned by the Warrior Run School District.

THE SOCIETY

-Jim Bullock was the founding member of WRFFHS and was instrumental at attaining funding to create the pond at the front of the Hower-Slote House, and for coordinating the first archaeological dig in 1979.  In 2019 an engraved bench was given in his memory.

HISTORIC WARRIOR RUN CHURCH

-In April 2018, the Society acquired the Warrior Run Church and cemetery from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission.

WARRIOR RUN CHURCH CEMETERY

-In 2019, Austin Koch completed his Eagle Scout project by up-righting many of the old gravestones.

FORT FREELAND

-The earliest known account of the Battle of Fort Freeland mentions the split rail fence providing some cover for the Indians during the attack of the fort.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

ACQUISITIONS and ARTIFACTS

-While visiting Fort Freeland’s collection, jeweler, Gary L. Smith, recognized an almost identical ornate watch key pendant that was similar to one he was commissioned to make in 2003 to replicate one owned by George Washington.  The Society’s watch key fob was discovered during the 1979 archaeological dig.