Westmoreland County Historical Society

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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. 

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 FRONTIER COURT REENACTMENT at HISTORIC HANNA'S TOWN

Sat. June 24 & Sun. June 25 10 AM to 5 PM

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Real 18th Century Court Trials

Living History Demonstrations

Militia Encampments

Drill & Firing Demonstrations

Live Music by Gallowglass

Colonial Kids Station

Kitchen Garden Talk

Admission - Adults: $7; Students $5; Children 5 & under: Free

 

For additional information: Frontier Court Reenactments

 

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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY - MAY

5/8/1970          Westmoreland County Community College founded.

05/16/1775      Hanna's Town Resolves adopted

5/21/1937        Eleanor Roosevelt Visited Norvelt

5/30/1925        G.A.R. Dedicated Monument

 

See Today in History for more information and other dates of particular interest to Westmoreland County.


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.