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Volunteers’ Hard Work Highlighted on Heritage Blog

Our volunteers make important contributions to preserving and sharing the history of Hanna's Town and Westmoreland County. Several of our volunteers have recently been featured on the blog for Westmoreland Heritage, which promotes historic sites and cultural organizations in Westmoreland County. Three of our volunteers were actively involved with reconstructing...

March for Parks 2021

Historic Hanna's Town was proud to participate in the annual March for Parks, coordinated by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board. March for Parks is a fun event to raise money for new park and trail projects in Westmoreland County. Historic Hanna's Town was acquired by Westmoreland County Parks...

Hanna’s Town Featured in New Documentary

We are thrilled a new documentary about the lead-up to the American Revolution in western Pennsylvania has debuted on WQED Pittsburgh. Out of the Woods: Battlefields of Western Pennsylvania explores key moments in the French and Indian War that set the stage for the American Revolution. Many scenes were filmed at...

Lefevre House Reconstruction Videos

While the last year presented many challenges for us all, we had moments to celebrate at the Westmoreland Historical Society, too. One successful project was the relocation and reconstruction of the Lefevre House to Historic Hanna's Town. Originally located in the Jeannette area, the house dates to the late 18th...

“Christmas Memories” video

While you are nestled all snug in your bed for the holiday season, enjoy this video of our Christmas Memories exhibit! While the Education Center is currently closed, we will reopen on January 7 and the exhibit will have an extended run until January 16. The Education Center will begin...

“Christmas Memories” exhibit now open!

Step into the season with our newest exhibit, "Christmas Memories: 1939-1950." This special exhibition presents objects and vignettes that will bring back fond memories of Christmases from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Enjoy vintage Christmas decorations, ornaments, toys, a holiday kitchen scene, a mantel with vintage stockings and cards, and...

Tea Through the Centuries

While in-person teas are on hiatus this year, we are happy to share the fascinating history of this delicious drink in a new video! Grab a cup and join Louise, Joanna, and Pam as they explore the history of tea through the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Discover the ancient...

Call for Contributors to Westmoreland History Magazine

Submissions are open for our magazine, Westmoreland History, the premier publication for sharing the history of Westmoreland County. We are seeking articles for all aspects of Westmoreland County's history, from pre-European settlement through the later part of the 20th century. Articles should contain well researched and documented material, source citations,...

2020 Monarch Migration Celebration

Historic Hanna's Town, a member of the Westmoreland Pollinator Partners, is proud to participate in the Penn State Master Gardeners of Westmoreland County's 2020 Monarch Migration Celebration! This seven-week long, family-friendly virtual event includes access to education posts, activities, videos, and crafts via a Private Facebook event group; geocaching sites...