Westmoreland County Historical Society

Frontier Court Reenactments

Frontier Court Reenactments

Jun 23rd 9:00 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. 

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Sunday hours begin at 9:00 a.m. with an 18th century-style worship service.

Admission: $10 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 & Sunday: 

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

 

Schedule of Activities Saturday:

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

10 - 10:30: Kitchen Garden Talk

10:45 - Noon: Militia Drill and Musket Firing Demonstrations

Noon - 3:00 p.m.: 18th Century Trade & Skill Demonstrations

3:00 - 3:30: Kitchen Garden TalkCourt Gary.jpg

3:45 - 4:45: Court Cases Reenacted

4:45 - 5:00: Remembering the Burning of Hanna's Town

 

Schedule of Activities Sunday: 

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

10:45 - Noon: Militia Drill and Musket Firing Demonstrations

Noon - 3:00 p.m.: 18th Century Trade & Skill Demonstrations

3:00 - 3:30: Kitchen Garden Talk

3:45 - 4:45: Court Cases Reenacted

4:45 - 5:00: Remembering the Burning of Hanna's Town

 

18th Century Trade & Skill Demonstrations from Noon to 3 p.m. include:

  • Beer Making
  • Blacksmith
  • Colonial Dance
  • Drums of Native Sisters
  • Fur animals by PA Dept. of Forestry 
  • Spinning
  • Applegate School of Needlepoint
  • Book talk by author Brady Crytzer
  • Talk on midwifery
  • Talk on kitchen utensils

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

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