WWII Weekend: Reenactment and Encampment

Saturday, July 27 - 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday, July 28 - 9 am - 3 pm

The public is invited to join Historic Hanna’s Town as we jump forward in time over 150 years to the summer of 1944! World War II living history demonstrations and presentations will be offered, as well as afternoon battle demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday. Each battle demonstration will be held at different sites on the  grounds.


Historic Hanna's Town Guided Tours All Summer

Wednesday - Saturday

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tours reveal struggles, decisions, and events on the frontier during the Revolutionary War.

Tours are about 1 hour in length; last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.

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.


Connect. Serve. Grow.

Westmoreland Historical Society is interested in people that are interested in the history of Westmoreland County.

If you would like more information on becoming a tour guide, helping with our education programs, researching for genealogy requests, organizing our extensive collections, or helping out in the Museum Gift Shop, please contact us. We would love to tell you more about what we do and we what to know what you could do for us!

Contact us now for this exciting opportunity to meet new people,  give back to your community and help in preserving the history of Westmoreland County.

Call 724.836.1800  ext. 210 or email to office@westmorelandhistory.org

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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

13oct7:30 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!

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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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