Westmoreland County Historical Society

About Us

wchsheadquarters.jpgThe Westmoreland County Historical Society is an educational organization dedicated to acquiring and managing resources related to the history of Westmoreland County and using these resources to encourage a diverse audience to make connections to the past, develop an understanding of the present, and provide direction for the future. 

The Westmoreland County Historical Society pursues its mission by 

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is dedicated to advancing its mission by forming collaborations and partnerships with other public and private organizations that share the Society's philosophy and mission. We work to promote interest and knowledge of our area's past and cultural heritage in order to instill in our county's citizens a sense of pride in local history which may act as a foundation for future success. 

Governed by a policy-making Board of Directors, the Society's day-to-day operation is the responsibility of a full-time Executive Director. The Society's work is carried out by a full-time Education Coordinator, a library assistant, seasonal employees, and volunteers. 

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recognize WCHS as the official county historical society. We are supported in part by a grant from the Westmoreland County Commissioners.