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Storytime: A House That Once Was

Enjoy our seventh virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Lane Smith. ISBN: 9781626723146. Learn more about the book here. This poetic story follows two children who discover an abandoned house and wonder about all...

“With Our Lives and Fortunes” The Hanna’s Town Resolves

Discover the history of the Hanna's Town Resolves, a document written by the citizens of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in response to the battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War. During the American Revolution, patriots in support of independence believed they were fighting for freedom from the tyranny...

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...

Westmoreland History From Home

Here is our comprehensive list of resources for learning about history from Westmoreland County and beyond. Check back for updates! Learn about Westmoreland history Take a digital tour of museums and historic sites in Westmoreland County on Clio (more sites coming soon!) Order issues of the Westmoreland History magazine in the...

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,...