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Join us at Historic Hanna’s Town for a fun celebration of fall and the Halloween season with historic demonstrations and outdoor activities.

Members of Proctor’s Militia, I.B.W.C.P., will be encamped at Historic Hanna’s Town and sharing the history of the Westmoreland County militia, established at Hanna’s Town in 1775, and life for settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier. Proctor’s Militia will be demonstrating 18th century artillery fire and military drills.

Children and families can enjoy trick or treating at the different log houses and fall crafts and activities will include pumpkin and gourd decorating, yarn and corn doll making, 18th century toys & games, and candle dipping. Explore our woodland trail decorated for Halloween and see if you can spot any woodland folk in amongst the trees. We encourage one and all to dress up in costume and celebrate All Hallows Eve!

Around 1:30 p.m., take our special guided tour to the family cemeteries on the hill. Learn about the families who settled the property after the destruction of Hanna’s Town and the history of how cemeteries have changed over time. 

The Westmoreland History Shop will feature seasonal décor and a preview of holiday merchandise, as well as local history books for adults and children, 18th century inspired toys and games, historically inspired home decor, handmade ceramics and jewelry, and Hanna’s Town themed keepsakes. 

The program includes admission to Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man, the current exhibit at the Westmoreland History Education Center.

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; $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students through grade 12.

 

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