We’re all looking to break out of the winter blues with both indoor and outdoor fun. In this month’s episode of Heritage Happenings, we had fun talking to The Westmoreland Cultural Trust and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College. Read and listen on for all the details!

Virtually in the Palace live streams

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust is approaching the one-year anniversary of indoor performance shutdowns, and they have been able to get extremely creative in response to such an enormous challenge. Jennifer Benford, Director of Marketing and Development at the Trust, shared details about their VIP (Virtually in the Palace) live-streamed concerts, the upcoming Party at the Palace fundraiser, and a special livestream concert from local band Neon Swing Xperience.

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Our second guests from the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve were Angela Belli, Director of the Reserve, and Jennifer Eppolito, Education Horticulturist. My favorite piece of advice Angela gave about enjoying the outdoors during winter was, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad dress for the weather!” As a winter lover myself, this advice spoke to my soul! Layer up, and don’t be afraid to go outside when the snow flies. Jennifer shared about the whimsical Fairy Folk Project at the Nature Reserve, plus upcoming plans for the approaching spring season.

And we end the episode with a word from our sponsor, Saint Vincent College, about the personal fan cutouts now available for athletic events on campus.



Listen to the full episode online or wherever you get your podcasts. Plus, be sure to support all of our local Westmoreland County historic and cultural sites by checking out westmorelandheritage.org. Happy listening!