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Celebrating the Season on Holiday Family Day

We were happy to end 2021 with our Holiday Family Day on Wednesday, December 29. This program included a variety of activities and crafts to celebrate the holiday season. There were several types of ornaments for children to create and take home. Children also decorated holiday cookies with icing and...
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Enjoying an 18th Century Dinner at the Lefevre House

On December 14, we were thrilled to bring back another program that was on hiatus last year, our 18th century dinner raffle. Coordinated by the vice president of our board, Jim Clayton, the dinner provides a chance for a lucky winner and seven of their guests to enjoy a historic...
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Three Centuries of Christmas

In early December, we were happy to bring back our Three Centuries of Christmas in America program after being on hiatus last year. This program explores the many traditions of Christmases past, and how some of the celebrations we have today have historical origins. We began in Hanna's Tavern, discovering...
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Celebrating 5 Years of Museum Store Sunday

You know about Black Friday, but have you heard of Museum Store Sunday? The Westmoreland History Shop was proud to be one of 1,400 museums around the world offering relaxing, inspired shopping for Museum Store Sunday on November 28. When you purchase a gift from a museum store, you help...
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Starting the Holiday Season with the Candlelight Open House

We kicked off the holiday season on a beautiful autumn evening at Historic Hanna's Town. This free, after hours event welcomed many visitors who came out to enjoy the historic buildings by candlelight, shop for holiday items put on display in the museum shop, explore the exhibit gallery, and have...
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Holiday Happenings at Historic Hanna’s Town

We are preparing for an exciting holiday season at Historic Hanna's Town! If you are looking to get ahead on your holiday shopping, learn about the history of Christmas, enjoy winter and holiday themed family activities before the New Year, and would like the chance to win a special dinner...
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Fall Family Day and Jack-o’-Lantern Tours

We had a great weekend celebrating fall and the Halloween season at our Fall Family Day and Jack-o'-Lantern Tours. Thank you to everyone who joined us in the festivities. Fall Family Day Children were invited to design jack-o'-lantern faces for volunteer Eloise to carve into pumpkins. Spinners and weavers from...
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Fall Tea at Historic Hanna’s Town

We were happy to revive the annual Fall Tea at Historic Hanna's Town earlier this month. The tea is hosted in the recently renovated Steel Farmhouse, built in 1910. Special thanks Claudia Winter, Priscilla Richardson, Lillian Shea, Debbie Delisi,  Marge Burke, Mary Ann Curley, Joyce DelPaine, Jeanne DeMaria, Lisa Hays, Louise Henry, Thelma Matthews, Becky...
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Win a Dinner for 8 at Historic Hanna’s Town

Win a dinner for 8 at Historic Hanna's Town! An authentic 1700s-style dinner will be served on Tuesday, December 14, at 7 p.m., catered by Chef Bosco (Major Stokes). Dine by candlelight in a log house at Historic Hanna's Town, accompanied by a warm fire and the presence of your...
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