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Star of the West Welcome to our website! Whether Westmoreland County is your home, your ancestors' home, or a place you would like to visit, let the Star guide you.

Star of the West was a title given to Westmoreland County by 18th century German pioneers who regarded it as a "stella" or star as they traveled from eastern Pennsylvania through this region and toward western territories. The 5-pointed star also represents the five counties that were carved from Westmoreland's original boundaries - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. This Star reflects our mission to provide a guide through history to a greater understanding of the present and a clearer path to the future.
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Today in History
Wednesday, September 01, 1869
New Florence incorporated
Thursday, September 01, 1932
First Sears store in Westmoreland County opens in downtown Greensburg
Featured Event
Bakobil's in Ligonier on the 2010 tour Join us on Thursday evening, August 28th to see views of homes that have been on our 7 years of Historic House Tours
Photos and histories of the homes on our 7 years of Historic House Tours will be featured in this program to be presented at 7 p.m. in the Pollins Library at our headquarters on Sand Hill Road.
Upcoming Events
Golf Tournament
Friday, September 05, 2014
11:30 AM
REGISTER
Antiques and Collectibles Market
Sunday, September 14, 2014
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Toast the Tour Cocktail Party
Friday, September 19, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic House Tour
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Antique Appraisals
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Photo Galleries
Historic House Tour 2013
Historic House Tour 2012
Historic House Tour 2014 Preview
Historic House Tour 2011
Toast the Tour Cocktail Party - September 23, 2011
Toast the Tour Cocktail Party - 2010
Made in Westmoreland - First in the Series
Historic House Tour 2010
Vandergrift, PA
Arnold, PA
Winter Frolic 2011: Celebrating Our Italian Heritage
Industry
Coal Mine