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Stephen Towns - Ona Judge

I'm by no means an art critic. I have styles I enjoy, and can name some of my favorite artists and painters. But by and large I just go to museums to admire skill and creativity. What I didn't expect when I visited The Westmoreland Museum of American Art was for Stephen Towns' work to leap off the canvas and resonate with me in so…

Ligonier Light Up Night

There's nothing quite like the magic you of a light up night in the Laurel Highlands. Feel the small town vibe come alive with glowing lights and holiday cheer at an event near you! Light Up Ligonier! Friday, Nov. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mariah Fisher…

Fort Ligonier Days

October in the Laurel Highlands means three things: fantastic fall foliage, harrowing haunted attractions and fabulous fall festivals. From pumpkin picking to historic reenactments, here are 8 fall festivals you won't want to miss this month. Springs Folk Festival Oct. 1-2 View this post on Instagram…

Flight 93

Flight 93: 20th Observance

Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

*GO LH has verified that this information is accurate as of Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. Please check Flight 93 National Memorial's website for updated information On September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a planned attack against the United States. Two airliners were flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and a third…

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Somerset Fireworks

Put on your red, white and blue, get outdoors and celebrate the 4th of July in the Laurel Highlands with your friends and family! Follow our list of the best places to see Independence Day fireworks in Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties in 2021. Fireworks Over Fayette - June 27 Our Fourth of July celebrations start off with a blast at…

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Did you forget? It’s okay. Your secret is safe with me. If you’re looking for some inspiration to properly honor and celebrate your mom, your grandma, your step-mom, your mother-in-law, or a mother-like figure, take a peek at this list of cool things to see or do. For a full list of Mother’s…

Heritage Happenings Podcast Logo

It’s time to see, taste, smell, and feel again at our wonderful Westmoreland County historic and cultural organizations. We’re talking in this month’s episode about some great upcoming immersive experiences at two of our beloved partner sites, and we’ve got everything from whiskey to Woodstock! Our two guests on Heritage…

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We can all feel spring in the air. This warmer weather, plus shaking off quarantine-cabin-fever, has me ready to start gardening for the first time in my life. Whether you are a complete novice like me, or an experienced Master Gardener like many of the volunteers at our local historic and cultural sites, this month’s episode is all about…

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