News

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” 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...

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,...

Reopening our Facilities – June 2020

The Westmoreland Historical Society is pleased to share that its facilities are reopening to the public. The Westmoreland History Education Center is opening Friday, June 5. Regular hours for the Education Center are as follows: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Facilities include the research library, museum shop, and...

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...

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...