Welcome to the official website of author Jason A. Cherry.  Take a moment to browse my site and learn more about one of the founding fathers of Pittsburgh, William Trent,who helped shape the early age of America we know today by constructing the first outpost at the Forks of the Ohio in Spring of 1754.


A Bit About Me

When I was ten years old, my parents took my brother and I to our first living history French and Indian War event at Fort Frederick and I was captivated from the beginning.  It was there in 1990 that I was introduced to the world of Captain William Trent and the rest they say is truly History.  With the recent announcement of my book, I look to finally tell the world the untold story of Pittsburgh's lost outpost.

 2020 Signings/Talk (tentatively due to places possibly reopening/closing because of Covid-19.

February 16, 2020

Lecture/Book signing at Fort Ligonier

Ligonier, Pennsylvania

February 22, 2020

Book signing at Jennings Environmental Center for Cherry Pie Hike

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

March 7, 2020

Book lecture at Harmony Museum Membership Dinner

Harmony, Pennsylvania

April 23,24,25 and 26th, 2020

Book signing at Fort Frederick Market Days and Colonial Fair

Big Pool, Maryland-CANCELLED TILL 2021

May 15,16,and 17th, 2020

Lecturer at Seven Years War Symposium at Fort Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, New York-CANCELLED TILL 2021

June 20, 2020

Lecture and Book Signing at Fort Laurens Museum

Bolivar, Ohio-CANCELLED TILL 2021

June 27 and 28th, 2020

Fort Loudoun Market Fair and Governor's Firelock Match

Fort Loudoun, Pennsylvania-CANCELLED TILL 2021

September 12, 2020

Lecture and Book signing at Cumberland County Historical Society

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-CANCELLED TILL 2021

September 18, 19, 25, and 26th, 2020

Penns Colony Festival

Saxonburg, Pennsylvania-CANCELLED TILL 2021




 “that if properly impower’d to do so, I will stop the French advance during the winter.”

-William Trent to Robert Dinwiddie, January 6, 1754


Get In Touch

One of the greatest perks of my job is getting feedback and interacting with readers. Contact me if you’ve got any comments or questions for me, I’d love to hear from you. If you wish to purchase my book, you can now now visit my online store below as well.


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