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Living History Demonstrations
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
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.