Huzzah! We had a successful Frontier Court Days this year. After being on hiatus last year, we were grateful to welcome the community back to Historic Hanna’s Town for our signature event.
Frontier Court Days pays tribute to Hanna’s Town as the first seat of government for Westmoreland County and site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains. Since the bicentennial of Westmoreland County in 1973, Historic Hanna’s Town has reenacted actual county court cases and offered living history programs to share stories of the Pennsylvania frontier during American Revolution.
Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation, Westmoreland County Public Works Department, Westmoreland Historical Society volunteers, Boy Scout Troop 405
Reenacting Groups: Independent Battalion Westmoreland County Pennsylvania (Proctor’s Militia), 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, Fort McIntosh Garrison, 60th Royal Americans, and Rangers of the Ohio Company
Special presenters: Applegate School of Needlework, Loyalhannon Spinners, Penny River Clothing, Rex Baughman (blacksmith), Dave Matheny (blacksmith), Dave Crispin (Revolutionary War medicine), Melissa Makofske (midwifery), Tiffany Kolbosky (herbal medicine), Angelo Testa (furs and trapping), Doug Plance (rifle making), Rev. Jack Lolla (Sunday service preacher), Jack Moucheron (Sunday service cantor).
Music: Dee and Paddy’s
Frontier Court Days sponsors
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: James M. Clayton & Mary Catherine Motchar, Kepple-Graft Funeral Home
1776 SPONSOR (up to $250): Phyllis Bertok and Rich Lopretto, Barbara Flock, Tom Klingensmith, Monsignor William Rathgeb Marilyn McSparrin, Carol and Richard Sheats
FRONTIER SPONSOR (up to $100): Dr. George and Linda Austin, Bill and Patty Benton, Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., Michael and Eloise Cary, The Curtin Family, Dave and Debbie Delisi, Alice J. Kaylor, Commissioner Sean Kertes, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shearer, Dena and Rosemary Winter, InFirst Bank
PATRIOT SPONSOR (up to $50): Ben and Jeanne DeMaria, Bob Myers, Dr. and Mrs. Wylie Overly