What We Wore and Who We Were|
What we wore may tell us a lot about who we were. Join us on Tuesday evening, May 21 from 7 to 9 to as we explore collecting vintage clothing and paper dolls. We will cover more than a century of history by looking at what we wore.
Historic Hanna'sTown opens for the season on Saturday, May 4 |
Historic Hanna's Town - site of the reconstructed Revolutionary War era village - opens for the season on Saturday. Guided tours will be available, Proctor's Militia re-enactors will be encamped there, and two full teas will be served in the reconstructed log cabin - Klingensmith House - by volunteers in colonial garb.
Hanna's Town Fleatique - Antiques and Collectibles Market to open 40th season on Sunday, May 12th|
This longstanding community tradition brings together well over 100 vendors in a quaint and historic setting. A variety of one-of-a-kind items covering a wide price range are featured at each sale. Shoppers can find a unique gift for Mom on this Mother's Day or bring her along to find her own. Good buying and selling opportunities abound for lovers of antiques and collectibles and anyone seeking vintage items that are not available at department stores.
The gate opens at 7:30 Sunday morning and the market continues through early afternoon, although many vendor are set up by 1:00 p.m. Saturday and sell that afternoon. There is parking on site; admission is $3 per car.
Trip to Historic Bucks County - June 14 to 16, 2013|
Three days and two nights in historic Bucks County includes something for everyone: history and art, food and shopping. Take your camera, your purse, comfortable shoes - and enjoy the time with a private tour guide and the cammaraderie of family and friends - go with an old friend or make a new friend on the trip! Sites include Pennsbury Manor (home of William and Hannah Penn), Bristol (the oldest town in Bucks County), Del Val Market (run by students at Delaware Valley College and featuring fresh baked goods, produce, and homemade ice cream), Fonthill (the castle home of Henry C. Mercer that is filled with fabulous art and antiques), Moravian Tile Works (a living history site where you can also buy these famous decorative tiles), Mercer Museum, The James A. Michener Art Museum (housing the largest collection of PA Impressionists work), Peddler's Village (shop and eat along cobblestone paths featuring flowerbeds and benches for resting), Washington's Crossing Park (where you can go by elevator to the top of Bowman's Tower for a spectacular view of the Delaware River Valley and see the sites made famous during the Revolutionary War).
History Makers - World-renowned swimmer from Delmont to speak on Tuesday, April 16 |
Darren Miller, from Delmont, will tell us about his history-making swimming events - the challenges and the rewards.
Antiques Appraisal Day - Tuesday, May 14|
It's worth what??? !!! Treasured family heirlooms or something found while cleaning the attic are brought to this very popular event. Our appraiser for the day is John Mickinak with over 30 years of experience as an antiques dealer and appraiser. His specialties are glassware, porecelain, metals, books and paper items, war memorabilia, art, costume jewelry, antique guns, and furniture.
Reservations highly suggested, but if you have to wait watching the other appraisals - our own version of 'Hidden Treasures' is both fun and educational.
In Search of Irwin Station - Talk set for Tuesday, February 12|
Andy Blenko will present a program sure to be of interest to all railfans and historians alike. He will tell us about the history of the Irwin Railroad Station and how the arrival of the PRR in the 1850s shaped the Irwin area and led to its growth. A meet and greet time with light refreshments is scheduled after the presentation.
'Genealogy for Beginners' Workshop set for Monday, February 25 |
An introduction to genealogical research for those interested in getting involved in this fascinating hobby. Session will be held in the Pollins Library from 1 to 3 PM and will be conducted by our professional resident genealogist and the Coordinator of Education for the Society. Materials are included and reservations are required.
Winter Frolic - Saturday, January 26 - 6 to 9 PM|
A festive evening is planned for the Winter Frolic again this year. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate their own heritage, be it Italian, Celtic, German, whatever! We're all Americans.
Respecting the most American tradition of all, guests will be able to witness Judge Caruso perform an actual naturalization ceremony in the 'ceremonial' courtroom.
Shop for a Cause on Tuesday, December 4th from 5 to 9 p.m.|
Wine and Cheese Reception - a holiday shopping event at Lapels, A Fine Men's Clothier in downtown Greensburg. Lapels will donate 10% of the evening's sales to our History Education Center Building Fund.
Tour St. Vincent Basilica and Gristmill on Tuesday, December 11|
Enjoy a guided tour of the magificient St. Vincent's Basilica and the gristmill, a national historic landmark that still operates. After the tours, a question and answer period will be combined with light refreshments.
The Shop at Historic Hanna's Town is open next Saturday - Dec. 15th - from 1 to 4 p.m. |
Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed gourmet tea and a tasty piece of bread with honey creme as you browse our unique assortment of gifts, books, and toys - all selected with an eye for the Made in USA label and an early American style. CLEARANCE SALE ON HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE.
Colonial Tea at Historic Hanna's Town on Saturday, November 18th|
Escape the inevitable hustle and bustle that comes with preparing for the holiday season by indulging with a friend or two in the ambiance of early Americana at Historic Hanna's Town. There are a few spaces left for teas at 11:30 and 2:00. Tea goers will receive a coupon for 15% off in the Shop at Historic Hanna's Town which will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Candlelight Open House at Historic Hanna's Town Shop and Tavern|
On Thursday evening, November 8th, stop in between 4 and 8 p.m. to enjoy the ambience of an 18th century evening of camaraderie and commerce.
Air Force One ~ An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve|
Mr. Haigh is the featured speaker following the annual meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st. His career spanned from enlistment in the United States Air Force in 1963 to becoming a permanent membr of the Air Force One flight crew in 1979 and subsequently serving as its Chief Steward during three presidential administrations: Carter through Bush, Sr.
Fall Family Day - Saturday, October 27th |
Myth: So many colonial American women died from burns when their long petticoats caught fire that it became the second-most common cause of death, after childbirth. Not true according to author Mary Theobald. Death records reveal that leading cause was disease. And traditional fabrics of the 18th century - cotton, linen, and wool - do not easily burst into flame; instead they tend to smolder. 'Death by Petticoat' - a new book that debunks 63 American history myths - and an 18th century fashion show, which will no doubt include some petticoats. There's also an encampment of Proctor's Militia - and a tour of the site and Historic Hanna's Town Cemetry - all set for Saturday's activities.
Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards Diner|
The Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards will be presented at a dinner on October 24, 2012. Cash bar and hors d'oevure at 5:45 and dinner at 6:30 followed by the presentation of awards. Call 724.532.1935 ext. 10 for reservations at $85 per person.
Westmoreland Day of Giving|
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, now affiliated with the Pittsburgh Foundation, will hold the WestmorelandGives Day of Giving 2012 on Wednesday, October 3rd. All online donations made to the Westmoreland County Historical Society on that day - from midnight to midnight - will receive a portion of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County's matching funds. Go to WestmorelandGives.org to make your donation.
Made in Westmoreland - September 11 at 7 PM|
The second in our series of annual programs on products made in Westmoreland County features two glass companies that played a significant role in the glass industry in the area.
Specialty and novelty glass produced by Behrenberg Glass and J.H. Millstein Company will be the topics as descendants of the two companies' founders - John Behrenberg, Jr. and Jack Millstein - will be our guests. Millstein Glass has become best known for its whimsical glass candy containers, and the owner's suitcase of samples will be on display. The Behrenberg Company is still is business and now produces stylish restaurant china.
Help us achieve a matching grant challenge.|
An anonymous donor has issued a matching challenge grant. Donations to the fund to build the Westmoreland History Education Center will be matched up to $25,000. Donations must be received by Labor Day to qualifyl
Who Do We Think We Are?|
Family Friday on August 17th will explore the fascinating study of family histories by introducing you to creative, hands-on activities for researching family histories. And - you will hear about the real-life family history of Massey Harbison who was captured by a Native American war party in 1825 and managed to escape and made a harrowing trip back home.
Nathanael Greene's Birthday - FREE GUIDED TOURS !!|
In honor of General Nathanael Greene's birthday, Historic Hanna's Town will be giving free guided tours on Sunday, August 5th from 1 to 4 p.m.
Colonial Court Days |
What a great weekend! Our thanks to the men and boys of the Proctor's Militia Group and to our own volunteers for making Colonial Court Days 2012 such a success.
Colonial Court to be re-enacted at site of Westmoreland County's first courthouse.|
Horse Thievery, Disorderly Conduct, Treason, Selling Liquor without a License - are just some of the charges that will be heard in cases re-enacted at Historic Hanna's Town on July 14 and 15.
TREASURE HUNTING - Hanna's Town Fleatique - Antiques and Collectibles - set for Sunday, September 9th .|
The last Fleatique of the 2012 season will open at 7:30 AM on Sunday, September 9 and continue till about 1:30. Sales are usually brisk as the season for these sales ends for another year.
Colonial Camp - June 25 - 29|
Colonial Camp is scheduled for the week of June 25-29 from 10 am - 4 pm. The camp experience engages children in a variety of hands-on activities including games, open-hearth cooking, music, dance, and special activities such as blacksmithing and Native American culture.
TREASURE HUNTING - Hanna's Town Fleatique - Antiques and Collectibles - set for Sunday, June 10|
The second Fleatique of the 2012 season will open at 7:30 AM on Sunday, June 10 and continue till about 1:00. Many great dealers were at our first sale in May, and in spite of the occasional showers, sales were brisk. Many treasures were bought and sold. Plan to be there early !
Bus Trip to Annapolis planned for June 14|
A day-trip by motor coach to Annapolis,MD is planned for Thursday, June 14. Tour will include the US Naval Academy and Museum, the Historic Paca House and Gardens, and a full course dinner at Renditions Golf Club in Davidsonville, MD.
Historic Hanna's Town Opens May 5th|
Historic Hanna's Town will open to the public for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 5th. In addition to site tours, special opening day activities will include an encampment in the fort by Proctor's Independent Battalion Westmoreland County Pennsyvlania; a musical program presented by Paula Purnell; historic toys and games; planting in the tavern kitchen garden; and afternoon tea in the Klingensmith House.
'History Brewing' - Program and Tasting set for April 17 at 6 p.m.|
Jeff Guidos, Head Brewer of All Saints Brewing Company of Greensburg, will present a brief program on the history of brewing, with a focus on Westmoreland County - and the process of brewing craft beers.
Jeff is a graduate of St. Vincent College with a degree in chemistry. After pursuing home brewing with friends on off hours and weekends, he decided to make it a career and became first an assistant and then a head brewer at The Red Star Brewery which formerly operated in the historic Greensburg Train Station. Several of Jeff’s brews have won both Gold and Silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
Guests will be able to sample some of his current brews, and light snacks with a “beer and pretzel theme” will be offered. Admission is free for Westmoreland County Historical Society members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited. Please call 724-532-1935 x10 to make a reservation to attend.
The program and beer tasting will be held at The All Saints Brewing Company, 1602 Route 119, Greensburg, PA
Day Trip to Fort Pitt and Kerr Museums|
A day trip to the Fort Pitt Museum and the Kerr Memorial Museum is planned for Monday, March 26th.
The Railroads of Westmoreland County|
Program to be presented by local railroad enthusiasts Dick Flock and Roy Ward at the WCHS Pollins LIbrary on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
The program is free for WCHS members and $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are appreciated. Please call 724-532-1935 x 10.
Winter Frolic on January 28, 2012|
Kick off the new year with a frolic in the Westmoreland County Courthouse! The WCHS's 4th Annual Winter Frolic - Celebrating Our Celtic Heritage - will be Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Our Forefathers' Christmas - Program for November 29 at 7:00|
Who or what is Belsnickels? Did you know that most Pennsylvanians did not celebrate Christmas in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries?
Education Coordinator, Joanna Moyar, will discuss the mixed cultures of Pennsylvania - the Scotch-Irish, the Quakers, and the Pennsylvania Dutch - and how their folklore and traditions influenced the way Christmas was celebrated in those early years.
After the talk, appraiser John Mickinak will be on hand to evaluate antique and collectible Christmas ornaments and decorations.
Join us for an enlightening and festive evening! Seating is limited, so please call ahead to make a reservation. 724-532-1935 x 10.
Museum Shop at Historic Hanna's Town will be open Saturday, December 17 from 1 to 4. |
The Museum Shop at Historic Hanna's Town features unique gift items with historic homes and times in mind. You will find books, USA made wooden toys, our own private label jams, jellies, and soaps, handmade redware and salt glaze pottery, Williamsburg label gourmet food items, collectible teapots, gourmet tea, historic Westmoreland County prints, freshly cut holly, and many stocking stuffer items for $5 and under.
CLEARANCE OF HOLIDAY ITEMS - 40% OFF
END OF SEASON SALE ON OTHER ITEMS - 25% OFF
Civil War Program set for Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00|
The evening begins with a performance of Civil War era music by Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray, An 'acoustic shadow' is a phenomenon whereby a sound, such as the 'thunder' of artillery during a battle, can be clearly heard far in the distance and yet be unheard by observers closer to the source. The music will allow the audience to see across distant shadows of time to 1862, the date of the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, the topic of historian Glenn Smeltzer who will speak following the performance. The title of his presentation is 'A Desperate Stand by the Old 11th at Thoroughfare Gap.'
Candlelight Open House and Book Signing at Historic Hanna's Town|
Hanna's Tavern offered lodging, food and drink, and a place to conduct business for travelers along the Forbes Road in Pennsylvania during the 18th century. Twentieth century travel in Pennsylvania has been documented with text and images in several of the books by author, Brian Butko.
Mr. Butko will be the featured guest at this event on Thursday, November 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 p,m.
Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna's Town|
A full day of activities is planned for Saturday, October 22. The morning features a display and discussion of Kitchen & Primitive Antiques, led by Matt Dursa. Following this, a Tavern Harvest Box Lunch is available for adults and children to picnic at the site. The afternoon features readings of the winning stories about cemeteries. Authors of The Haunted Foothills will talk about some personal ghostly encounters. Tours will be offered of two cemeteries on the grounds of Historic Hanna's Town. Toys and games from the 18th century, apple roasting, and tours of the site are also included with the admission.
2011 St. Clair Lecture |
Dr. David Nasaw will deliver a lecture entitled 'Making Sense of Making Millions' on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg. His talk will focus on how Andrew Carnegie, a poor boy from Dumfermline, Scotland, became the richest man in America and how then he tried to give away everything he had. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards Dinner|
Lisa C. Hays, Executive Director, says, "As the only county-wide historical organization, the Westmoreland County Historical Society is pleased to recognize good work done throughout the county in historical preservation and education. This year we honor individuals and groups in Irwin, Export, and Unity Township."
Keith Pealstrom is recognized for renovating two historic structures in Irwin.
The Export Centennial Committee, chaired by K. Melanie Litz, guided the greater Export community as they celebrated their coal mining history and cultural heritage.
The Unity Chapel Committee is responsible for preserving and maintaining the Unity Chapel and the surrounding area and in doing so preserve an essential part of the story and heritage of the county.
Antiques Appraisal Day - Thursday, October 4|
It's worth what? Discovering Westmoreland County's Hidden Treasures. First appraisal is $10; $5 for 2nd and 3rd. Event scheduled for 4-8 p.m. at Society offices. Verbal appraisals of glassware, porecelain, metals, books and paper items, war memorabilia, art, antique guns, costume jewelry, and furniture by John Mickinak. Reservations are highly recommended. 724-532-1935 ext. 10
Historic House Tour 2012 - September 21 and 22|
The Westmoreland County Historical Society is opening doors to the remarkably rich history of the county during a two-day event featuring tours of historically significant homes in Greensburg, Latrobe, Mt. Pleasant Township and Unity Township On Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to visit homes built between 1840 and 1926. On Friday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., an exclusive tour and cocktail party will take place at the 1903 Armstrong-Fogg Mansion in the Academy Hill neighborhood of Greensburg. Tickets for the self-driving Saturday tour are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Tickets for the Toast the Tour cocktail party are $50 by advance sale only.
DAY OF TOUR TICKET CAN BE PURCHASED AT EACH HOUSE ON THE TOUR FOR $30.
Made In Westmoreland - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.|
In 1934 Alcoa introduced a new line of aluminum Art-Deco inspired giftware called Kensington Ware. In 1940, international architects, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, began the designs for New Kensington's Aluminum City Terrace, a well-known example of International-style industrial housing in America.
Board member P. Louis DeRose will speak obout the production facility in New Kensington and the people who worked there. He will highlight pieces of Kensington Ware from his own and the Historical Society's collections. Guests are encouraged to bring their own pieces to share.
Board member Clinton Piper will speak about buildings in New Kensington of architectural interest and their associated architects as highlighted in the recent book - Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Author Lu Donnelly will briefly describe the criteria for inclusion in the book. Copies will be available for purchase.
Family Friday: Archaeology at Historic Hanna's Town|
The Family Friday event on August 5, 2011 will feature the recent archaeological excavations at Historic Hanna's Town. Archaeologist Benjamin Ford, Ph.D., will discuss the results of the work conducted by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania archaeology field school.
Dr. Ford will be speaking from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., but plan to come early to take a full guided tour which is included in your admission fee.
DVD of Antique Postcard Images now available|
A DVD of antique postcards - 1890s - 1930s - images from a private collection - is now avaiable for sale in the online shop (under Photographs and Prints), in the Museum Shop at Historic Hanna's Town, and at the WCHS office.
A Patchwork of Appalachia|
Come to Family Friday at Historic Hanna's Town on July 15 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. and explore the music, dance, and folk tales of Appalachia through the imagery of quilts.
Colonial Court Sessions at Historic Hanna's Town|
Step back into time when Hanna’s Town was a Revolutionary War era village and served as the courts and seat of government for Westmoreland County. Hanna’s Town was the site of the first English court west of the Allegheny Mountains. Colonial Court sessions will be presented on Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m. outside the tavern in Historic Hanna’s Town. Along with hearings for disorderly conduct and selling liquor without a license, cases will be presented against an “alleged” horse thief, and an indentured servant girl accused of stealing clothing. See how those who were convicted of crimes paid their debt to society in 18th century.
Archaeology Field School at Historic Hanna's Town|
Professors and students from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be conducting an Archaeology Field School from July 5 through August 12. The public is welcome to observe Wednesdays through Fridays during hours that Historic Hanna's Town is open - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First Family Friday event at Historic Hanna's Town - June 24 at 7:30 p.m.|
Watch the sun set outside the Historic Hanna's Town fort as you listen to tall tales of Americana and western Pennsylvania folk life. Storyteller Mike Dibert is a member of StoryWorks and teaches in the Franklin Regional School District.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please call 724-532-1935 x 10 to make a reservation or register online through our events page.
Antique Doll Raffle|
Through the generosity of one of our members, we have acquired an antique German bisque-head "Pansy" doll for a fundraising raffle. The 23-inch jointed doll is dated 1912 and has been valued at about $350. Raffle tickets can be purchased in the online shop here on the website at $5 each - 3 for $10 - 7 for.$20. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the WCHS office on Sand Hill Road, Greensburg. Winner will be drawn in October at the Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards Dinner. Winner need not be present to win.
Antiques and Collectibles Market|
Last Antiques and Collectible Market for the 2011 season this Sunday, September 11th. .
Historic Hanna's Town has hosted its popular Antiques & Collectibles sales for 37 years! This longstanding community tradition brings together more than 100 vendors in a quaint and historic setting. A variety of one-of-a-kind items covering a wide price range are featured at each sale. Good buying and selling opportunities abound for lovers of antiques and collectibles and anyone seeking vintage items.
The gate opens officially at 7:30 Sunday morning, and the market continues through early afternoon, although, many vendors are set up by 1:00 p.m. Saturday and sell that afternoon. There is parking on site; admission is $3 per car.
Westmoreland Croquet Club 2011 Event|
The Westmoreland County Historical Society is grateful and honored to be selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Old Joe Club’s 2011 Westmoreland Croquet Club Tournament. This annual event will be held Sunday, June 12 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
With a backdrop of a replica of the colorful and historic flag of Proctor’s Militia based out of Hanna’s Town during the Revolutionary War, WCHS hopes to meet and greet old and new friends and families attending this unique event.
WCHS welcomes the opportunity to showcase its efforts to make the rich tapestry of history in Westmoreland County come alive, and to introduce regional residents to opportunities for enriching educational experiences, personal involvement, and preserving our heritage.
Ticket holders to this event are invited to stop by the WCHS tent.
One lucky person will receive a bountiful basket of specially selected items from the Historic Hanna’s Town Museum Shop.
An Excursion to Historic Railroad City|
The Westmoreland County Historical Society is pleased to announce a Flag Day (June 14) trip to Altoona and the famous Horseshoe Curve. This one-day excursion will leave Greensburg by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian in the early morning. At Altoona we will visit the Railroaders Memorial Museum and then be transported by bus to the Horseshoe Curve. Also on the tour are stops at the Baker Mansion, Benzel's Pretzel Factory, and dinner at the historic US Hotel in Hollidaysburg. The cost of the tour covers transportation, all admissions, and a full course dinner. The motor coach will then return us to Greensburg at approximately 8:30 p.m. All inclusive trip is priced at $115 for seniors and $120 for all others. Reservations and pre-paid deposit of $25 are due by May 23, 2011. Call 724-532-1935 ext. 10 to place reservations.
The Horseshoe Curve: Sabotage and Subversion During World War II|
Our Tuesday, May 10 program features author Dennis P. McIlnay who will discuss his book dealing with the interrupted Nazi plot to blow up this landmark section of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Altoona.
Copies of the book will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be served during a meet and greet session following the talk.
Please call 724-532-1935 ext. 10 to make a reservation to attend. Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Cost: $3.00 for members and $5.00 for all others - Place: Pollins Library at the WCHS Headquarters, 362 Sand Hill Road, Greensburg.
Historic Hanna's Town Opens April 30th|
Historic Hanna's Town will open to the public for the 2011 season on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. A special opening day Afternoon Tea will be served on Saturday at the Klingensmith House during seatings at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. A "full tea" will be served, which includes savories, scones, sweets, pastries, and, of course, tea for $18 per guest. Seating is limited, so call 724-532-1935 x 10 to reserve your place.
Visitors will be offered a guided tour as well as a chance to enjoy demonstrations of the frontier clothing styles, play with a variety of early American toys, and even help with spring planting in the tavern's kitchen garden. The fee for opening day activities is $4 per person.
Triumph Over Fire and Ice - Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 at Society Headquarters|
Tim Hewitt, Historical Society Board member, makes history as he runs through the fiery mid-July heat of Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon and the icy Iditarod trail from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. The Westmoreland County Rattlesnake flag has traveled with him.
Mr. Hewitt will discuss his adventures in the presentation, Triumph Over Fire and Ice, in the Society's Calvin E. Pollins LIbrary. A meet and greet with refreshments will be held after the presentation. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.
Please call 724-532-1935 x 10.
Getting Around the Stumbling Blocks of Genealogical Research|
Monday, March 21, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the society's Calvin E. Pollins Library.
This popular workshop is designed to give those involved with genealogical research an opportunity to discuss specific research related problems with the society's researcher. Specific research questions should be related to ancestors from Westmoreland County. The workshop also provides an open forum for researchers to talk about their work and share ideas.
Please call 724-532-1935 x 10 to register: $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Volunteer Tea Luncheon - Monday, February 28 |
11 to 2
Current volunteers will introduce prospective volunteers to the many opportunities at the Historical Society. A tea luncheon will be served at which several volunteers will be sharing their teapot collections.
Care to go surfing this winter? The weather won’t be a factor because you’ll be sitting at your computer to discover Westmoreland County’s many cultural and historical sites and activities via the internet. We’ve selected some interesting websites for your wintertime trip through Westmoreland and the surrounding region.
Genealogy Workshop Series begins Monday, February 27|
The first in the series of three genealogy workshops - 'Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in Genealogical Research' - will be held on Monday, February 27 from 1 to 3 PM at WCHS Calvin E. Pollins Library on Sand Hill Road, Greensburg. Fee for 2/27 workshop: $10 for WCHS members; $15 for others