Clash of Empires
This museum houses figures originally made for the exhibition ‘Clash of Empires’ which told the story and background of the ‘British, French and Indian War’ 1754 – 1763. Opening in Pittsburgh in April 2005, the exhibition went to the Canadian War Museum and then to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Beautifully conceived, and curated by doctor Robert Scott Stephenson. It was a remarkable success and TM AG was proud to have taken part. “It was the sort of work that left our team grinning from ear to ear, a total pleasure, from the truly well thought out direction and detailed research to the friendly, enthusiastic and immensely knowledgable team in the USA.”
Above: Sketch and finished life sized figure of young George Washington at Great Meadows in 1754, surrounded by the French and their Indian allies and contemplating the surrender document he must sign.
Above: Martin Lucorney, a soldier of the British Independent Company of New York fights for his life during the terrifying ambush of General Braddock’s Army on the banks of the Monongahela River in 1755.
Clash_Article (pdf file)
Article about ‘Clash of Empires’ by Len Barcousky, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
‘Clash of Empires’ book by R.s. Stephenson.
Seneca Queen Aliquippa, who George Washington met just before the outbreak of the French & Indian War.