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Storytime: Hector the Collector

Enjoy our sixth virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Hector the Collector by Emily Beeny and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. ISBN: 9781626722965. Learn more about the book here.   How can you be a collector like Hector? Explore tons of virtual museum tours and...

Storytime: Now and Ben

Enjoy our fifth virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Now and Ben: The Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta. ISBN: 9780312535698. Learn more about the book here.   How can you study science like Ben Franklin? Read a Ben Franklin FAQ from the...

Storytime: Counting Birds

Enjoy our fourth virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends by Heidi E.Y. Stemple and art by Clover Robin. ISBN: 9781633226043. Learn more about the book here.   How can you study birds like Frank Chapman?...

Storytime: Up in the Garden

Watch our third virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner, and art by Christopher Silas Neal. Shared with permission from Chronicle Books. ISBN: 9781452119366. Learn more about the book here. Purchase the book here from...

Saint Vincent College, Westmoreland Historical Society Launch COVID-19 Digital Archive

We are happy to announce our partnership with the Saint Vincent College Department of History to preserve and share the COVID-19 experiences of people in the Westmoreland County area. Please see the press release from Saint Vincent College below: LATROBE, PA – With a shared mission of preserving local history...

Storytime: Ansel Adams

Watch our second virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature, by Cindy Jenson-Elliott and illustrated by Christy Hale, published by Macmillan, ISBN: 9781627790826. Learn more about the book here. This story looks at the life of Ansel Adams,...

Storytime: Rachel Carson

Watch our first virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement, by Stephanie Roth Sisson, published by Macmillan, ISBN: 9781626728196. Learn more about the book here. This story looks at the life of Rachel Carson, a biologist,...

We’re Hanging On – Message from our Executive Director

The Westmoreland Historical Society is hanging on, as I hope you are, through this difficult time of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. As a public service organization, we are very sensitive to the needs of our communities, so we are eager to follow national, state, and local recommendations to curb...

COVID-19 Update

We will remain closed to the public until further notice. The health and safety of our visitors is of utmost priority. In light of the national emergency declaration regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Governor Wolf’s closure of Pennsylvania schools, the Westmoreland Historical Society has decided to close the Westmoreland History Education...

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Welcome to the Westmoreland History Blog! We are happy to bring you more historical content on this new platform. Visit the Westmoreland History Blog to discover... What is new at the Westmoreland Historical Society and Historic Hanna's Town Stories from history related to Westmoreland County, particularly through our collections and...