october 2021

30oct11:00 am4:00 pmFall Family Day11:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my timeHistoric Hanna's Town

Event Details

Join us at Historic Hanna’s Town for a fun celebration of fall and the Halloween season with historic demonstrations and outdoor activities.

Members of Proctor’s Militia, I.B.W.C.P., will be camped at Historic Hanna’s Town and sharing the history of the Westmoreland County militia, established at Hanna’s Town in 1775, and life for settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier. Proctor’s Militia will demonstrate 18th century military drills tentatively at 1:00 p.m. (weather depending).

Additionally, the Loyalhannon Spinners will present historic textile making demonstrations, and the blacksmith shop will be open for demonstrations.

Children and families can enjoy treat bags, storytimes, and pumpkin decorating at the pavilion. Dressing up in costume is encouraged for trick-or-treating around the historic site. Seasonal picture book read-alouds will take place at the pavilion at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Take a self-guided history walk along one of our short trails to learn about the history of Halloween. 

Following the militia drills around 1:30 p.m., take a guided walk up to the family cemeteries on the hill. Learn about the families who settled the property after the destruction of Hanna’s Town and the history of how cemeteries have changed over time. 

A new addition to this year’s Fall Family Day are hay rides around a field at Historic Hanna’s Town. Hay rides will be available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Suggestion donations are $5 a family or $2 a person. 

The Westmoreland History Shop will feature seasonal décor and a preview of holiday merchandise, as well as local history books for adults and children, 18th century inspired toys and games, historically inspired home decor, handmade ceramics and jewelry, and Hanna’s Town themed keepsakes. 

The program includes admission to Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man, new exhibit at the Westmoreland History Education Center.

PROGRAM FEE: Enjoy all activities with our regular admission price to Historic Hanna’s Town. Free for Westmoreland Historical Society members and children 5 and under; $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students through grade 12.


11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.: all day activities including living history demonstrations, crafts, self-guided history walk, exhibit gallery, and more 

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Hay rides 

12:00 p.m.: Storytime session 

1:00 p.m.:  Demonstration of 18th century military drills by Proctor’s Militia 

1:30 p.m.: Guided walk to the small cemeteries on the hill 

2:30 p.m.: Storytime session 


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time


Historic Hanna's Town

809 Forbes Trail Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601