The Westmoreland County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to acquiring and managing resources related to the history of Westmoreland County and using these resources to encourage a diverse audience to make connectrions to the past, develop an understanding of the present, and provide direction for the future. The main office provides a large research library and a meeting facility for public programming.
Discover how American Christmas traditions changed over three centuries on this special holiday tour of Historic Hanna’s Town. Costumed guides lead you through buildings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries adorned in period-correct…Read More »
Have fun with fears and folklore of the 18th century! This special tour of Historic Hanna’s Town looks at the Scots-Irish origins of Halloween and what frightened people in the 18th century. Learn about superstitions of Westmoreland…Read More »
Join us at Historic Hanna’s Town for a fun celebration of fall and the Halloween season with historic demonstrations and outdoor activities. Members of Proctor’s Militia, I.B.W.C.P., will be camped at Historic Hanna’s Town and…Read More »
Antiques & Collectibles, a community tradition since 1974, provides excellent buying and selling opportunities for lovers of antiques and anyone seeking vintage items. Browse for bargains and support local history preservation. Proceeds from…Read More »
Discover the history of the Civil War at an encampment and battle reenactment hosted at Historic Hanna’s Town. Schedule: July 31, 2021 9:30 am and 10:30 am - Telegraph and Signal Flags by Ted Ubaski (General Meade’s Headquarters, side…Read More »
Special performance by 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band (Logan Guards). Since 1995, this reenacting group from Altoona has brought to life the music of the Civil War. Come hear period music performed on 19th century instruments and learn about the…Read More »