Westmoreland County Historical Society

Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna's Town

Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna's Town

Oct 27th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Westmoreland County Historical Society’s Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna’s Town features an encampment with John Proctor’s Independent Battalion Westmoreland County Pennsylvania.  Visit an 18th century military camp and see demonstrations of period fire-arms at the fort.   

Guided tours of the site are offered 10 AM - 3 PM.

1 - 4 PM:

  • Play 18th century toys and game
  • Make a fall craft
  • Visit Proctor's Militia Camp

Scheduled events:

11:30 AM  Book talk by Brady Crytzer in the Artifact Room beside the Museum Shop

2 PM  Cemetery Tour  Includes visit to Gallows Hill, & the Curse of John Trotter reenactment.  Gather on porch of Klingensmith House.

3 PM  Weapons demonstration by Proctor's Militia


This special candlelight tour features things people were afraid of in the late 18th century and looks at how the early Scots Irish settlers of Westmoreland regarded Halloween. This is not a ghost tour, but in the flickering candlelight, we may see shadows of things that once were, and hear echoes from the past. Tours begin at 6:00, 6:30, & 7:00 PM Reservations are recommended. Call 724-532-1935 x210. Fee is $7 per person; $6 for WCHS members.