Westmoreland County Historical Society

WCHS in the News


Follow the link above for an article about Historic Hanna's Town in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on March 3, 2016

Some News Releases for 2015:

Proctor's Militia Encamped and Frontier Court Reenactments
The Militia will be encamped both Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 at Historic Hanna's Town. Court sessions will be reenacted at 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday.

It's not too late to make your reservation. Spring Frolic -- WWII USO Dance
We want YOU to join us at the Spring Frolic while we honor "The Greatest Generation."

Historic Hanna's Town Opens for the Season on Sat., May 2
Special opening day activities include full tea, Proctor's Militia, historic toys & games, planting in the kitchen garden.

Remember When . . . hats and purses were required attire?
Luncheon program at The Barn in Madison is set for Saturday, April 11 at 11 AM. Event is sold out! Call to be notified if places become available.

Cold War and Reconnaissance Program set for March 17
CANCELLED. WATCH FOR NEW DATE. David Assard will discuss world-wide reconnaissance, mostly by aircraft, and hot incidents during the Cold War, including his personal experience.

Antiques Appraisal Day - Thursday, March 12
It's worth what??? !!! Treasured family heirlooms or something found while cleaning the attic are brought to this very popular event. Our appraiser for the day is John Mickinak with over 30 years of experience as an antiques dealer and appraiser. His specialties are glassware, porecelain, metals, books and paper items, war memorabilia, art, costume jewelry, antique guns, and furniture.

Reservations highly suggested, but if you walk in and have to wait for an opening, watching the other appraisals - our own version of 'Hidden Treasures' is both fun and educational.

Mapping Your Ancestors: Understanding Geography in Genealogy Research
Genealogy workshop is scheduled for Monday afternoon, February 23rd, from 1 to 3 PM.