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.
Today in History
Saturday, July 26, 1794
Pittsburgh-Philadelphia mail post rider was robbed near Greensburg by Whiskey Insurgents
Featured Event
Free guided tours at Historic Hanna's Town on August 7
In honor of Nathanael Greene's birthday, guided tours on Thursday, August 7 are free of charge to all visitors. Historic Hanna's site opens at 10 AM and the last tour of the day will begin at 3 PM. Tour are approximately an hour in length.
Antiques and Collectibles Market - August 10th
The 4th Antiques and Collectibles Market of the season - Sunday, Auguest 10th. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Come early to get the real treasures - stay late for a few bargains!
Upcoming Events
Free Guided Tours
Thursday, August 07, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Antiques and Collectibles Market
Sunday, August 10, 2014
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Family Friday - Bug Camp
Friday, August 15, 2014
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Opening Doors to Westmoreland County's History
Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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 2013 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
Coal Mine