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Hours of Operation

Westmoreland History Education Center

Thursday - Saturday, 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. (library and shop open)

Our Exhibit Gallery is currently closed as we prepare for the Westmoreland250 Exhibit, opening April 2023.

Closed to the public Sunday - Wednesday

Guided Tours of Historic Hanna’s Town are now closed for the season.

Thank You for visiting!

We will reopen May 6th 2023.

Summer Camp Registration - Check back soon for 2023 dates!

The past becomes present with summer camp at Historic Hanna's Town! Children ages 6-12 can discover the past through hands-on activities, living history demonstrations, crafts, and games exploring history, archaeology, and nature.

 

Genealogy & Research

Trying to track down the whereabouts of a long-lost ancestor? Looking to decipher an old photograph or letter? Want to know about life in Westmoreland County decades or centuries ago? Discover your family roots at our library! We have reference books, genealogical records, and original documents of local interest waiting for you to investigate.

Open Thursdays - Saturdays at the Westmoreland History Education Center.

Lefevre House Reconstruction

In 2020, the Lefevre House was carefully taken apart from its original location in Jeannette and reconstructed at Historic Hanna's Town, joining many other reconstructed buildings and structures that interpret early American history.

Enjoy this series of videos documenting the house reconstruction.

Visit our Online Shop!

Browse a variety of carefully-selected, history inspired gifts and keepsakes, including books, issues of our Westmoreland History magazine, home décor, children's activity books, puzzles, and more. All sales benefit the nonprofit Westmoreland Historical Society.

Also visit our shop in person! Our current winter hours are: Thursday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Westmoreland History Education Center.

Westmoreland 250 - Celebrating 250 Years of Westmoreland County!

1773 - 2023

This year Westmoreland County celebrates it's 250th Anniversary!

Established on February 26th, 1773 Hanna's Town was the first Westmoreland County seat.

We invite you to join us during the year to commemorate this milestone. We have lots of engaging, fun and educational programs and events planned for 2023!

Watch this space... and LIKE and follow our Facebook page: Historic Hanna's Town & Westmoreland History, and FOLLOW the hashtag #Westmoreland250 on social media for updates. You can also learn more about the county's celebrations here:  Westmoreland 250 Calendar 

The Westmoreland Historical Society together with the county's historic sites, museums and cultural attractions have teamed up to create Westmoreland 250 Exhibit a collection of images, artifacts and stories chronicling the development of Westmoreland County over 250 years.

Westmoreland 250 Exhibit will open in April 2023.

Events & Programs

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22feb1:00 pm3:00 pmVolunteer Meeting1:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

24feb7:00 pm9:00 pmHappy Birthday Westmoreland! Trivia Night7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-11:00) View in my time

25feb1:00 pm3:00 pmVolunteer Meeting1:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

 

Our Mission

The Westmoreland Historical Society is an educational organization dedicated to acquiring and managing resources related to the history of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and using these resources to encourage a diverse audience to make connections to the past, develop an understanding of the present, and provide direction for the future.

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We can be reached by email or phone during regular office hours.