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Remember When .. You Were Young?
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Location: The Greensburg Country Club
Using old photos provided by guests, we will devise a multi-media presentation that highlights the news, music, TV shows, etc. of the decades when we grew up. Email a favorite photo of yourself (or a family member) when you were a child to firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to identify the year of the photo. Or, bring your photo to the office or mail it; we will scan it and return it to you.
For additional information: Remember When ... You Were Young
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - APRIL
04/02/1891 Morewood Massacre (of striking workers); see link below for additional information.
04/06/1773 First court in Westmoreland County was convened at Hanna's Town
4/13/1915 The famous Rattlesnake flag (now Westmoreland County's official flag) was transferred from the vaults of the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank in Greensburg to the State Library at Harrisburg.
4/14/1912 Young Greensburg Woman, and others from Westmoreland, survive Titanic Disaster.
04/20/1852 Justice Richard Coulter dies in Greensburg
See Today in History for more dates of particular interest to Westmoreland County.
Star of the West was a title given to Westmoreland County by 18th century German pioneers who regarded it as a "stella" or star as they traveled from eastern Pennsylvania through this region and toward western territories. The 5-pointed star also represents the five counties that were carved from Westmoreland's original boundaries - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. This Star reflects our mission to provide a guide through history to a greater understanding of the present and a clearer path to the future.