Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Award
This award is presented annually to those individuals, organizations, businesses or educational institutions that have made a significant and sustainable contribution to the preservation of our historic places, documents, records or stories, and by doing so, are keeping alive Westmoreland County's rich history and heritage for future generations.
This award is named in honor of Arthur St. Clair, an important figure in the founding of Westmoreland County. When the cause of the American Revolution beckoned, Arthur St. Clair answered that call and rose to the rank of Major General in the Continental Army. After the war, he served as the President of Congress under the Articles of Confederation and as the first Governor of the Northwest Territory.
The nominee shall have developed or made a significant contribution to an historic preservation project or activity. The benefits of that project must show evidence of sustainability and be available to the public on a regular basis.
Said project must make a substantial contribution to a better understanding of the history and heritage of Westmoreland County, its people or communities. The kind of work to be recognized includes:
Submit Your Nomination!
Nominations have closed. Check back for this year's winners.
Please download the nomination form and submit it to the Westmoreland Historical Society via:
Mail: Westmoreland Historical Society, 809 Forbes Trail Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601
St. Clair Awards Dinner
The Westmoreland Historical Society presents its Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards at an annual dinner in October. The Awards Dinner and ceremony are open to the public. The evening includes an awards ceremony and photo tribute illustrating the work of the awardees that has earned them this recognition. A silent auction table features many history-related packages. Proceeds benefit the Westmoreland Historical Society.
Visit our Events page to learn more about this year's dinner.
Congratulations to our 2018 Recipients!
Olga Herbert, founding executive director of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, for preserving the history of the Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania.
Independent Battalion Westmoreland County Pennsylvania for bringing to life the history of Westmoreland County's militia, founded in 1775 amid the Revolutionary War
Latrobe Community Revitalization Program's Design Team for their restoration of the landmark 1873 Lattanzio building in Latrobe.