Exhibits

Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man exhibit

Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man highlights the local and regional history of woodworking and carpentry. While promoting his new colony, William Penn proclaimed the forests had “plenty for the use of man.” From the forests emerged building techniques, tools, trades, and crafts that helped make Westmoreland County what...

“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...

Gems of the Collection: Everything AND the Kitchen Sink!

Our latest exhibit at the Westmoreland History Education Center is an important landmark for the Westmoreland Historical Society - one may even say historic! This exhibit tells stories of Westmoreland County history through objects in the Westmoreland Historical Society collection, most of which have never been exhibited before. Since the...