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Overview

Step back in time to the Pennsylvania frontier of the late 1700s, when the village of Hanna's Town served as the Westmoreland County Seat. Hear court cases tried at Hanna's Town more than 200 years ago.

Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday hours begin at 9:00 a.m. with an 18th century-style worship service.

Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students; Free for children 5 & under. Coupons and other discounts do not apply for this event. Lunch will be available for purchase.

  • Militia encampments
  • Colonial crafters and market
  • Antiques market featuring early American items
  • Colonial kids station
  • Gallowglass musicians
  • Walk-through the tavern
  • Visit the Conestoga wagon shed
  • Museum shop will be open
  • Visit the archaeology exhibit in museum shop

Saturday's Schedule of Activities:

  • 9:30 am: Flag raising with militia salute
  • 10:00-10:30 am: Kitchen garden talk
  • 10:45- noon: Militia drill and musket firing demonstrations
  • Noon-3 pm: 18th century trade and skill demonstrations
  • 3-3:30 pm: Kitchen garden talk
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Court cases reenacted
  • 4:45-5 pm: Remembering the burning of Hanna's Town¬†

Sunday's Schedule of Activities:

  • 9:30-10:15 am: An 18th century-style worship service
  • 10:45-noon: Militia drill and musket firing demonstration
  • Noon-3 pm: 18th century trade and skill demonstrations
  • 3 pm-3:30 pm: Kitchen garden talk
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Court cases reenacted
  • 4:45-5:00 pm: Remembering the burning of Hanna's Town

18th Century Trade & Skill Demonstrations from Noon to 3 p.m. include:

  • Beer Making
  • Blacksmith
  • Colonial Dance
  • Drums of Native Sisters
  • Fur animals by PA Dept. of Forestry¬†
  • Spinning
  • Applegate School of Needlepoint
  • Book talk by author Brady Crytzer
  • Talk on midwifery
  • Talk on kitchen utensils

Reenactment groups who are interested in participating should email history@westmorelandhistory.org for an application.

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