Frontier Court Living History

June 15 and 16, 2024

Be A Witness to History

Frontier Court Days pays tribute to Hanna's Town as the site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Since the bicentennial of Westmoreland County in 1973. Historic Hanna's Town has offered living history programs to share stories of the PA frontier during the colonial period, American Revolution, and early republic of the United States.

*The Library will be closed this weekend for this event. 

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

Plan A Visit

Join & Support

15jun10:00 am5:00 pmFrontier Court Days: June 15 & 16, 2024

16jun10:00 am3:00 pmFrontier Court Days: June 15 & 16, 2024

14jul7:30 am1:00 pmAntiques & Collectibles Sales

27jul9:00 am5:00 pmWorld War II Encampment & Reenactment

28jul9:00 am3:00 pmWorld War II Encampment & Reenactment

11aug7:30 am1:00 pmAntiques & Collectibles Sales

08sep7:30 am1:00 pmAntiques & Collectibles Sales

 

Hours of Operation

Guided Tours of Historic Hanna's Town

Wednesday - Saturday: 10:30 - 4:30   &   Sundays: 12:30 - 4:30 (Last tour starts at 3:30 pm)

 Westmoreland History Education Center

Library, Exhibit, & Museum Shop open

Wednesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Sunday 12:30 - 4:30, except the Library, which is closed on Sunday

For  information about the current exhibit:  https://westmorelandhistory.org/exhibit-westmoreland-250/ ‎

This is a Westmoreland County park, and the grounds are open dawn to dusk seven days a week.

Hope to see you!

Have More Questions?

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

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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