Trooping the Colour (Queen's Birthday Parade)

06/08/2019 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM ET


History Society Event


  • Free


University of Pittsburgh
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States of America
Room Number: Commons Room
Building Number: Cathedral of Learning, 1st Fl.


Trooping the Colour is a parade of military pageantry in which the monarch inspects her troops, a tradition which dates all the way back to King George II in 1748. This yearly display features hundreds of Household Division officers, horses and musicians in ceremonial uniform and is seen by thousands of people in London annually. The Queen herself attends and takes the salute.


If you can't be in London for this event, join us on the same date as we present Trooping the Colour in miniature, utilizing hundreds of toy soldiers displayed from the collections of toy soldier enthusiast and Britsburgh member, David Frankowski.  In addition to the toy soldier display, there will be two presentations given by David, using the display to illustrate the origins and history of the event, a description of the event and its participants, and other relevant information all accompanied by the appropriate music!



Join us in the Commons Room on the 1st Floor of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, for this enchanting display and presentation.  You may wish to supplement attending this event with a tour of Pitt's Nationality Rooms (including the English Classroom) -  admission applies.  


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  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Toy Soldier Display in Cathedral of Learning Common Room

  • 12:30 p.m. Presentation on Trooping the Colour

  • 3:30 p.m.  Presentation on Trooping the Colour repeats


Free and open to the public.


On street parking is availble as is parking in the University of Pittsburgh-owned garage beneath the lawn of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum adjacent to the Cathedral of Learning or in the public lot between the Carnegie Library and Hillman Library.  On street metered parking is also available.


For questions or more information, contact David Frankowski, Britsburgh History Society and English Nationality Room Committee,


Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of one of Britsburgh Societies: Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member




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