Message from the Westmoreland Historical Society
Hours through April are: Thursday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The research library and museum shop are currently open.
Updated: March 9
May 2: Remember When
Remember when all that glittered was glass? This year’s annual Remember When program explores the rich history of glass in Westmoreland County. Enjoy an engaging presentation, special displays of vintage glass and artifacts, a raffle, and fun giveaways.
The event will be held at the Greensburg Country Club and includes the brunch menu. Please call 724-836-1800 x210 to reserve your spot by April 26.
Historic Hanna's Town: opening weekends in May
Learn about life on the western frontier during the Revolutionary War and the roots of American justice at Historic Hanna’s Town. Founded in 1773, Hanna’s Town acted as the first Seat of Westmoreland County and hosted the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains. Now a county park and historic site, Hanna’s Town invites you to be a witness to history!
Historic Hanna's Town opens for guided tours for weekends in May. Reservations recommended. Grounds open all year from dawn to dusk.
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.
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.
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.
Some events previously advertised have been postponed, canceled, or adjusted due to COVID-19. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.
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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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