Westmoreland County Historical Society

Frontier Court Reenactments

Frontier Court Reenactments

Jun 25th 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Step back in time to the Pennsylvania frontier of the late 1700s when the village of Hanna's Town served as the Westmoreland County Seat.  Hear court cases tried at Hanna's Town more than 200 years ago. 

Gates open at 9:00 a.m.; Hours 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for students; Free for children 5 & under (coupons and other discounts do not apply for this event.) Lunch will be available for purchase.

All Day Saturday (starting 10 a.m.) & Sunday (starting 10:30 a.m.):

  • Militia Encampments
  • Colonial Crafters & Market
  • Antiques Market featuring early American items
  • Colonial Kids Station
  • Gallowglass Musicians
  • Walk-through the Tavern
  • Visit the Conestoga Wagon Shed
  • Museum Shop OpenProctors kneel.jpg
  • Visit Archaeology Exhibit in Museum Shop

 

Schedule of Activities Saturday:

9:00 Gates open

9:30 a.m.: Flag Raising with Militia Salute

10:15 - 10:45: Militia Camp Demonstrations

10:45 - 11:30: Militia Drill and Musket Firing Demonstrations

Noon - 2:00: 18th Century Trade & Skill Demonstrations

1:30 - 2:30: Kitchen Garden Talk

3:00 - 4:15: Court Cases Reenacted

4:30 - 5:00: Remembering the Burning of Hanna's Town

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Schedule of Activities Sunday: 

9:00 a.m. Gates Open

9:30 - 10:15: An 18th century-style worship service

10:30 - 11:00: Militia Camp Demonstrations

11:00 - 11:45: Militia Drill and Musket Firing Demonstrations

Noon - 2:00: 18th Century Trade & Skill Demonstrations

1:30 - 2:30: Kitchen Garden Talk

3:00 - 4:15: Court Cases Reenacted

4:30 - 5:00 Remembering the Burning of Hanna's Town

 

Reenactment groups who are interested in participating should email history@westmorelandhistory.org for an application.

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