Explore Revolutionary War history at Historic Hanna's Town

Guided tours explore 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. The town was a destination for settlers of western Pennsylvania and an oasis for travelers along the Forbes Road. Now a county park and home of the new Westmoreland History Education Center, Hanna’s Town invites you to be a witness to history!

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.

Westmoreland History Education Center

Welcome to the new home of the Westmoreland Historical Society at Historic Hanna’s Town!

With an exhibit gallery, library, archaeology lab, classrooms, museum shop, and offices in a renovated 1910 farmhouse, the Westmoreland History Education Center will tell exciting stories of the county across time and place.

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The Westmoreland History Education Center is open!

Research the history of your family and the region at our library, explore a beautiful photography exhibit in the Kendra Gallery, enjoy a variety of programs and events, and find books, souvenirs, and more at the Westmoreland History Shop.

We look forward to having you visit our new facility at Historic Hanna's Town!

Win a Dinner for 8 at Hanna's Tavern!

Authentic 18th century-style dinner catered by Chef Mark Henry.

Purchase your ticket from the Westmoreland History Shop. Winning number taken from the official 7 p.m. drawing of the PA Pick-3 Daily Lottery on Saturday, November 23.

Ticket price is a $10 donation.

Dinner will be held Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. Visit our shop or call us at 724-836-1800 for details. Good luck!

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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 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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