Knowing the history of our homes and the residents who preceded us enhances our sense of place and belonging, and reflects our understanding that a big part of who we are is a product of those who came before us. History gives us context, which in turn provides direction, and makes us better decision makers. That is why history is important, and why the Westmoreland County Historical Society is so committed to this event.
Toast the Tour Friday evening, September 8 from 6 to 8 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres along with a private tour will be held at the 1822 Abraham Stauffer House near Scottdale.
Tickets for the “Toast the Tour” cocktail party are $60 and require advance purchase from the Historical Society. 724-532-1935 x215.
September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. features A Tale of Two Neighborhoods!
Two homes are in Academy Hill, built during the heyday of wealth in Greensburg, the turn of the 20th century. The other neighborhood is Norvelt, where a walking tour of this New Deal Depression-Era Community shows various original homes and their outbuildings. Also visit the c. 1830 Hurst Mansion, which was part of the property that became Norvelt and was the home of one of Norvelt's superintendents.
In between Greensburg & Norvelt, visit the 1837 Adam Fisher Homestead, nationally known for early folk art stenciled woodwork.
All ticket holders will receive a map with directions to each location and a keepsake booklet with historical information.
Advance sale tickets for the Saturday Tour are $25. Tickets are available at:
On tour day, tickets are $30.