Historic Hanna's Town & Westmoreland History

Historic Hanna's Town & Westmoreland History Nonprofit dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Base
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Founded in 1908, the Westmoreland Historical Society is an 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 connections to the past, develop an understanding of the present, and provide direction for the future. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission reco

gnize the Westmoreland Historical Society as the official county historical society. In 1969, Westmoreland County, collaborating with the Westmoreland Historical Society, purchased the 180-acre property for the purpose of creating a historic site that would preserve and share the story of Hanna’s Town. Since then, the Westmoreland Historical Society has initiated archaeological studies, rebuilt important structures such as Hanna's Tavern and the Fort, and developed educational programs to connect the public with an important piece of Westmoreland County history. Historic Hanna's Town consists of the reconstructed Hanna's Tavern, three re-located log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary War era fort, and a wagon shed that houses an authentic late 18th century Conestoga wagon. In 2019, the Westmoreland Historical Society moved its headquarters to Historic Hanna's Town and opened the Westmoreland History Education Center. With an exhibit gallery, classroom, museum shop, and library, the Education Center invites visitors, educators, and research to discover local history and its connections to broader historical narratives.

Slavery is illegal, but it still found in the U.S., Pennsylvania or even Westmoreland county?Human trafficking is a form...
01/11/2024

Slavery is illegal, but it still found in the U.S., Pennsylvania or even Westmoreland county?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Human trafficking occurs when one human controls and exploits other through force, deceit, or coercion.
It impacts people regardless of their race, gender, age, or citizenship. Victims are often forced into labor or s*x acts to repay a debt that increases faster than it can be repaid. The U.S. is one of the top three destination points for trafficked victims.
Learn about modern day slavery
https://www.blackburncenter.org/humantrafficking

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Is one of your New Year's resolutions to build your family tree? And your ancestors were from Westmoreland county area i...
01/05/2024

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to build your family tree? And your ancestors were from Westmoreland county area in Pennsylvania? We are here to help.
The Calvin E. Pollins Memorial Library is the premier resource for studying the history of Westmoreland County. Our non-circulating library includes over 5,000 historical reference books, genealogical records, and original documents of local interest.
Visit us at the Westmoreland History Education Center at Historic Hanna’s Town to conduct genealogical or local history research.
Unable to research in person? Submit a genealogical research request by mail. Our research requests cover individuals and families who lived within the borders defined as Westmoreland County from 1773 through the present. Official records for your ancestor may be in other Pennsylvania counties, like Bedford and Cumberland, or even in Virginia prior to 1773.
The Calvin E. Pollins Memorial Library is the premier resource for studying the history of Westmoreland County. Our non-circulating library includes over 5,000 historical reference books, genealogical records, and original documents of local interest.
More information on process, working hours and Genealogical Research Request Form here:
https://westmorelandhistory.org/library-and-genealogy/

HOLIDAY FAMILY DAYTIME: Thursday, December 28, 11:00 am - 3:00 pmHistoric Hanna's Town809 Forbes Trail Rd, Greensburg, P...
12/21/2023

HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY
TIME: Thursday, December 28, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Hanna's Town
809 Forbes Trail Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601

Join us at Historic Hanna’s Town for Holiday Family Day, a fun day of activities celebrating winter and the holiday season, great for all ages.

Step inside Hanna’s Tavern to enjoy the 18th century log house decorated for Christmas, and cozy up by the warmth of the fire. Stay tuned for more scheduled activities and crafts!

Outdoors, take a self-guided walking tour of holiday history along our paths. Stop by signs that explore historical vignettes including the history of Christmas trees, Santa Claus, cards, caroling, and more.

The Westmoreland History Shop will feature up to 40% discount on seasonal décor (except archeological Hanna's Town ornaments), handmade ceramics, books for adults and children, vintage toys and games, and many other special gifts and keepsakes.

PROGRAM FEE: Enjoy all activities with our regular admission price to Historic Hanna’s Town. Free for Westmoreland Historical Society members and children 5 and under; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students through grade 12.

12/21/2023

In case if you are looking for last minute intersting Christmas gifts, for example Hanna's Town Archaeological ornaments - our shop will be open today and Friday from 10:30-4:30. We will be back after Holidays on Thursday 12/28 to welcome you to the Family day celebration.

Winter arrived in Hanna's Town today ❄️
12/19/2023

Winter arrived in Hanna's Town today ❄️

Win a chance for an 18th Century-Style Dinner for 8 in a log house at Historic Hanna's Town. $20 per ticket and only 250...
12/15/2023

Win a chance for an 18th Century-Style Dinner for 8 in a log house at Historic Hanna's Town. $20 per ticket and only 250 tickets sold. Winning number drawing on Monday, February 26, 2024. Dinner date: April 6th, 2024.
Benefits: Westmoreland County Historical Society.
For more information call 724-836-1800 ext. 210 or ext. 105
809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

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12/12/2023

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We had a fun start of the day today at the Westmoreland Historical Society! Our volunteers and society members had an op...
12/05/2023

We had a fun start of the day today at the Westmoreland Historical Society! Our volunteers and society members had an opportunity to meet our new Education Coordinator, Dr. Kelton Edmonds, at the Meet & Greet event "Koffee With Kelton". We are excited to have Kelton as part of our Team!

Despite little rain today, we are getting ready for tomorrow to welcome you to our annual Three Centuries of Christmas e...
12/01/2023

Despite little rain today, we are getting ready for tomorrow to welcome you to our annual Three Centuries of Christmas event. It is getting cozy and exacting here! See you tomorrow!

There are still few tickets available for one of our most popular event happening this Saturday (or next Saturday:)). Ca...
11/28/2023

There are still few tickets available for one of our most popular event happening this Saturday (or next Saturday:)). Call and reserve your spot for Three Centuries of Christmas at Hanna's Town. Available times 10:30, 11:30, 1:00pm Call 724-836-1800 ext.210 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
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Don't forget to stop by our Hanna's Town store tomorrow for Museum Shop Sunday!
11/25/2023

Don't forget to stop by our Hanna's Town store tomorrow for Museum Shop Sunday!

Address

809 Forbes Trail Road
Greensburg, PA
15601

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 4:30am
Sunday 12:30am - 4:30am

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+17248361800

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