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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...