Events

Volunteer Meeting

Come volunteer at the Westmoreland Historical Society and Historic Hanna’s Town! We will be having our first volunteer meeting of the year on Wednesday, February 22nd and also on Saturday, February 25th. We will be having two meetings to accommodate everyone's busy schedules. If you can't make it Wednesday, come...
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Happy Birthday Westmoreland! Trivia Night

Did you know that Westmoreland County was founded on February 26, 1773?  Join us for a night of trivia in celebration of Westmoreland County's 250th anniversary this year! Trivia questions will focus on the county's history since its very beginnings to today, so come on out and put your local...
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Civil War Encampment & Reenactment

We are excited to have our Civil War Reenactment event on July 29 & 30 at Historic Hanna's Town again! This event offers visitors to Historic Hanna's Town the opportunity to discover and learn more about the Civil War timeline in American history. This weekend of history will feature military...
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Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate America's birthday at a Revolutionary War settlement! Discover how western Pennsylvania participated in important events before, during, and after the war that created the United States and learn about the Hanna's Town Resolves, considered by some to be a precursor to the Declaration of Independence. Explore living history displays,...
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Frontier Court Days 2023

Step back in time to when Hanna’s Town served as the seat of government for Westmoreland County! Our annual signature event highlights the unique role Hanna's Town played in Westmoreland County during the American Revolution. Join us for reenactments of actual court cases heard at Hanna’s Town between 1773 and...
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Spring Tea in 1913 Farmhouse

Join us for a traditional "full tea" in the 1913 Steel House at Historic Hanna's Town. Enjoy savories, scones, sweets, pastries, and freshly brewed tea, the historic ambiance of an early 20th century farmhouse, and the beauty of the spring season at Historic Hanna's Town. This will also be our...
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Opening Day at Historic Hanna’s Town

It's a new season of activities at Hanna's Town! Historic Hanna’s Town will open to the public for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 6. Enjoy guided tours of the Revolutionary War era historic site and other festivities including living history displays and militia demonstrations by Proctor’s Militia, I.B.W.C.P. Following Opening Day,...
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Antiques & Collectibles Market

Antiques & Collectibles, a community tradition since 1974, provides excellent buying and selling opportunities for lovers of antiques and anyone seeking vintage items. Browse for bargains and support local history preservation. Proceeds from this event have been vital for the reconstruction of Historic Hanna’s Town. The quaint and historic setting hosts...
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Annual Meeting & Program: Land Use from the 19th Century to Modern Day America

Join us for our Annual Meeting followed by another fascinating program by Michael Doucette, Service Forrester at Forbes State Forest.  Doucette returns to present how the forest and land use has changed during the 19th and 20th centuries. Space is limited and registration is required. Free for WHS members and...
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Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards Dinner

The 2022 Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Award will be presented at the 22nd annual Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 19, at Rizzo’s Banquet Hall in Crabtree. The St. Clair Award is presented to those individuals, organizations, businesses or educational institutions that have made a...
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