Cabin fever? While you're waiting to get back to your regularly-scheduled adventures, explore these digital experiences and see some of the best of the Laurel Highlands without leaving your chair. Check back often as additional locations release new things you can do online.
Fallingwater Chef Tom Shuttlesworth is offering up amazing recipes to keep you inspired by Fallingwater and nature from his home kitchen. Check back each week for new recipes you can make and more inspiration from the Fallingwater Cookbook. Plus, be sure to follow Fallingwater on Facebook where they will be posting virtual tours of other Frank Lloyd Wright sites weekly.
The Show Must Go On(line)! Not having a place to meet doesn't stop Stage Right, our top musical theater school, from offering top-notch training. Work on your monologue, get in a good stretch and head online each week for a ton of classes open to new students including jazz, ballet, acting and imagination classes! Be sure to support Stage Right with a donation after class.
Clear your schedule for Monday-Friday at 1 p.m.! Each weekday, one of the Laurel Highlands' national parks will be going Facebook Live to bring you in-depth info and a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill National Historic Site, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Flight 93 National Memorial and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Videos will then be posted later so you can catch up on anything you missed.
☀️Here Comes the Sun☀️ thanks to Will Teegarden, WSO cellist for the clip. We could listen to this Beatles classic all day! #wso2go Repost @wiltygarden ・・・ 🎶Here Comes The Sun🎶 I made a thing and I'm quite pleased with it :) . . . #thebeatles #cellist #cello #violin #viola #giglife #shameless #thebeatlescover #classicalmusician #littledarling #herecomesthesun
Bring some music into your day with WSO To Go, the newest offering from the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Our region's finest musicians contribute their talents to the hashtag for you to enjoy from classical to the Beatles, so there's always something new to listen to and enjoy.
To help you get in the spring spirit, music director Daniel Meyer created a Spring-inspired Spotify playlist for you to enjoy at home. Listen to his personal selections of Vivaldi, Mahler, Strauss and more by clicking here.
If you have 60 seconds to spare in your day then you have enough time for Fort Ligonier's A Minute With Matt series. This history series is engaging for adults and children and takes you in-depth on one specific topic each episode from the Friendly Fire Incident to the battle for which Fort Ligonier Days is celebrated.
There's nothing better than touring an entire museum from the comfort of your own couch. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art lets you take in the artwork room-by-room with a dazzling virtual tour you control at your own pace. Plus, their entire permanent collection is cataloged for you to enjoy. For kids, follow their Pinterest board for DIY stained glass, geometric art and other activities you can enjoy together as a family.
Just released in their Spring Newsletter, WMAA is also releasing incredible animated landscapes like the video above that bring their paintings to life with sound, color and even running water. Immerse yourself in these beautiful landscapes and go in-depth with artists with their virtual enrichment series.
#musicneverstopsPALACE Willow Hill are making a name for themselves as a pop-country duo comprised of husband and wife Alexandra & C.T. Fields (formerly of Lovebettie). They have played TGIS, as well as many other venues across the country and internationally. Follow them at @willowhillmusic #westmorelandculture #livefromhome #palacepa #WCT
If you love local music, Palace Theatre's Instagram account is a must-follow with daily videos of songs from local musicians recorded from home! Help keep the music going and promote local artists by following along, adding some music to your day and hopefully finding some new artists you love.
Creative, fun, relaxing, clever. Latrobe Art Center's Home Studio videos scratch the right itch with a bunch of easy ways to express yourself with thought out, instructional videos. Chill out to a birdwatching video, create a cool yarn monster with your kids and make crafts you've seen on Pinterest like paper roses made from old books.
Westmoreland Historical Society is offering a FREE virtual beginner's genealogy workshop Saturday, April 25, from 1 -3 p.m., to help you start tracking down those long-lost ancestors and piecing together your family story.
Learn about 🔎 fundamental research methods, 📜 identifying and locating relevant records, 🖥 keeping your research organized and📚 utilizing resources in the Westmoreland Historical Society library.
The first in a new weekly series explaining some of the fascinating artifacts found at the Bushy Run Battlefield Museum. One Mile to Bushy Run Station is an iconic painting by Robert Griffing that depicts the August 5th (First Day) battle at Bushy Run. This painting, in our Stone Room, gives visitors a chance to visualize the old growth forest that existed on site in 1763. How many different native trees can you identify? #MuseumMomentMonday #BushyRunBattlefield
Take a museum moment each week with Bushy Run Battlefield! Paintings, records and other artifacts will be on display to let you soak in some history as a welcome pause in your busy work-from-home day!
When fear calls...will you answer? Haunted Hills Estate Scream Park is offering a completely unique experience and bringing the fear to you. "Call From Restricted" is a 30-day immersive, completely interactive mobile horror experience conducted via phone calls, text messages, emails, social media and more. If you've ever wanted to live a horror movie - here's your chance. Registration is just $30 for a truly revolutionary Horror Experience.
Birdwatchers, take note! Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve's Nature @ Home series is perfect for amateurs and pros alike with tons of content packed into a weekly newsletter. Learn about local wildlife, build DIY projects like a bird nest dispenser, read along with online Story Time and even play Bird Behavior Bingo. Sign up for their newsletter for more things to do each week.
With the museum closed, the McCarl Coverlet Gallery turned their new gallery into a completely digital experience! Aptly named, Technological Textiles can be enjoyed for free on their website to learn the history of how coding and computers are used to create generative art. Then, take what you learned to the next level by creating your own glitch art like the one above!
Take a minute out of each day by learning a new fact about Kentuck Knob and famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Their new Kentuck Knob Micro-Tours are only thirty seconds long but take you deep into the house for a closer look at how Wright utilized space effectively, was energy-efficient and more fun facets of the house. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for more!
Jenny Dayton Yoga is all about keeping you healthy mentally and physically by sharing a ton of great advice. Follow the printable Bingo Card for new ideas to do each day from practicing mindfulness to staying hydrated! Make sure to create a meditation space in your home and be sure to tune in to weekly videos (free, tips encouraged) on core balance, yoga for stress relief and more.
The studios and museums may be closed, but that doesn't stop Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art from getting creative. They're going Live on their Facebook page Monday-Friday with different crafts you can complete with items you already have in your home. Join along for free classes on paper mache, music makers and even an illustrated story time!
60 Minute Missions understands the importance of play and family game time, and has created multiple guides to things you can do at home! Schedule an escape room online for an audio adventure for the ears and mind. Gameplay is a little like a tabletop role-playing game, a little like a text-based adventure game, and a lot like a real escape room. Games should last approximately an hour, or until the team is complete.
Make your own scavenger hunt around the house using their expert clues provided here, then set up your laptop to host an online video game night that all of your family and friends can participate in. With the Greensburg Scavenger Hunt postponed, they even released their own Digital Scavenger Race you can compete to finish without ever leaving the house!
Normally, Abbey at Seven Springs is out hitting the slopes, delivering weather reports and showing you the latest events. Now with a little one of her own, Abbey is doing story time on Facebook Live and wants you to join along. Check back every week to see what the next story is and have your child follow along.
Stay refreshed mind, body and soul with a day trip to LaurelVille. Thanks to their online resources, it is easy to stay safe at their facilities while picking up a new skill. Go Laurel-caching on a scavenger hunt, practice bird identification and then relax with a walk through their Prayer Labyrinth.
This is a perfect time to brush up on your local history, and JAHA has loaded their website with activities and things to do. Learn more about the 1889 Johnstown Flood, download coloring pages and DIY activities for Women's History Month and Easter, and look for new activities posted every Friday. At night, be sure to watch the Stone Bridge livecam as it lights up and comes to life for a relaxing end to your day,