Hours of Operation
Historic Hanna’s Town
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
No tours started after 3:45 p.m.
Westmoreland History Education Center
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. (library, exhibits, and shop open)
Sunday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Library closed)
Admission to the exhibit Penn's Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man is FREE!
Closed to the public Monday & Tuesday
Presented by Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Saturday September 17, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Self-guided tour - $25 advance sale | $30 day of tour tickets
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.
Current Exhibit: Penn's Woods
Our latest exhibit highlights the regional history of woodworking and carpentry. From the Pennsylvania forests emerged building techniques, tools, trades, and crafts that helped make Westmoreland County what it is today. Explore this history through historic woodworking tools, furnishings, photographs, documents, and stories across centuries. Enjoy this exhibit during the Education Center's open hours on Thursday-Sunday.
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
Over the past year, 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, Thursdays - Saturdays at the Westmoreland History Education Center.
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Pandemic 2020: Help Preserve History as it Happens
The Westmoreland Historical Society is teaming up with the Saint Vincent College Department of History to create a digital archive documenting the COVID-19 experiences of people in the Westmoreland County area.
Read stories, explore images, and browse a variety of material collected and contributed by the Westmoreland County community. Learn more at https://pandemic2020svc.omeka.net/ and in a news release here.
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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