Westmoreland County Historical Society

St. Clair Lecture


This event is co-sponsored by the Westmoreland County Historical Society and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  It features a recognized scholar who has written about some aspect of American history.  The St. Clair Lecture emphasizes Pennsylvania's & Westmoreland County's role in the featured topic.  The location is typically Ferguson Theater in Smith Hall on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  It is free of charge and open to the public. 


2016 features ROBERT E. EBERLY, JR. on Thursday, October 13

St. Clair Lecture

Previous Lectures: All but one have been printed in Westmoreland History magazine.  Contact the WCHS if you would like a copy of the article.

2015 Pennsylvania's Role in Presidential Politics - Past and Present by G. Terry Madonna, PhD

2014 Was the "Whiskey Rebellion" Really About Whiskey? by Terry Bouton, PhD

2013 Emancipating Lincoln: The Prose and Poetry of the Emancipation Proclamation by Harold Holzer

2012 Remembering the Battle of Bushy Run: Decisive Victory or Minor Skirmish by Frank A. Cassell, PhD

2011 Making Sense of Making Millions by David Nasaw, PhD

2010 Andrew W. Mellon: Making Money and Giving It Away by Sir David Cannadine

2009 Tales of Donora: How what happened in a small steel town changed the nature of environmental policy around the world by Dr. Devra Lee Davis (Not printed in Westmoreland History magazine.)

2008 The 'British and Indian War' in Pennsylvania, 1758 by Dr. Michael McConnell

2007 Westmoreland's Downtown Heritage, From the Gilded Age to the Disney Era by Dr. Anne Mosher

2006 A Magnet for Good Architecture: The Laurel Highlands from Meason House to Fallingwater, and Beyond           by Dr. Franklin K. Toker

2005 Why the French and Indian War is Worth Remembering by Dr. Fred Anderson

2004 From 'Peaceable Kingdom' to 'Lawless and Cruel Proceedings': The Seven Years' War and the Transformation of the Western Pennsylvania Frontier by Dr. Matthew Ward

2003 A Keystone of America's Industrial Greatness: the Coke Industry of the Connellsville Area by Dr. Kenneth Warren

2002 Thomas Jefferson's Economic Revolution from Below by Dr. John Majewski