Westmoreland County Historical Society - Westmoreland County Pennsylvania


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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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This Month in History
Monday, June 03, 1811
Greensburg Academy Opened
Monday, June 03, 1918
Seton HIll authorized to confer degrees.
Saturday, June 06, 1812
Greensburg Riflemen volunteered for service in War of 1812
Featured Event
Proctor's Militia Encamped and Frontier Court Reenactments
The Militia will be encamped both Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 at Historic Hanna's Town. Court sessions will be reenacted at 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday.
Upcoming Events
Antiques and Collectibles Market
Sunday, July 12, 2015
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
IUP Archaeology Field School
Monday, July 13, 2015 to Saturday, July 18, 2015
IUP Archaeology Field School
Monday, July 20, 2015 to Saturday, July 25, 2015
IUP Archaeology Field School
Monday, July 27, 2015 to Saturday, August 01, 2015
The Message of the Beads
Friday, July 31, 2015
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
IUP Archaeology Field School
Monday, August 03, 2015 to Saturday, August 08, 2015
Free Guided Tours & Hands-On Archaeology
Friday, August 07, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Antiques and Collectibles Market
Sunday, August 09, 2015
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
IUP Archaeology Field School
Monday, August 10, 2015 to Saturday, August 15, 2015
Antiques and Collectibles Market
Sunday, September 13, 2015
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Antiques and Collectibles Market
Sunday, October 11, 2015
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards Dinner
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00 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