Celebrating Westmoreland 250!
Westmoreland County was founded in 1773 and we are celebrating 250 years of Westmoreland County History all throughout 2023.
You'll find all kinds of events on our Community Calendar. Scroll down the page to see our event listings. And you're welcome to add your organization's events as well.
Order your FREE Commemorative Booklet
All Westmoreland County residents and visitors are invited to order a FREE copy of this Westmoreland 250 Commemorative Booklet, featuring the Westmoreland Heritage Partners, a group of the county's historic and cultural organizations.
WIN A $500 GIFT CARD FOR WESTMORELAND CULTURAL TRUST SHOWS
- Take a photo with the wings at each location (must be at least 7).
- Upload all pictures in a PUBLIC Facebook or Instagram post and tag Westmoreland Cultural Trust and Go Laurel Highlands with the hashtag #westmoreland250 to be entered for a chance to win a $500 Gift Card for any event ticketed through The Palace Theatre Box Office! Entries will be accepted from May 29–September 4.
- Winner will be drawn Friday, September 8.
- Art in the Alley - Greensburg
- The Lamp Theatre - Irwin
- Sobels Obscure Brewing - Jeannette
- Mount Pleasant Public Library - Mount Pleasant
- Municipal Building–Trafford
- The Casino Theatre–Vandergrift
- Town Hall Building–Ligonier
- Municipal Building–Smithton
- The 5 Star Trail–Youngwood
- Westmoreland County Fairgrounds
- West Newton
- New Kensington
Become a Registered Monarch Waystation
/ 250 Westmoreland Monarch Waystations
The Westmoreland Pollinator Partners goal of 250 Monarch Waystations in Westmoreland County has been reached and EXCEEDED in 2023!
Thanks to the generosity of FirstEnergy (WestPenn Power) and the Westmoreland County’s 250th Anniversary Initiatives, the certification and signage fees for the first 193 Monarch Waystation applications received after March 20, 2023, were covered. Congratulations to all partners and participants! If you have a question about the Monarch Waystations, please email email@example.com.
You can still help the Monarchs: Monarch Waystations provide the resources needed for a monarch butterfly to complete its life cycle, produce new generations, and sustain their migration. Guidelines found at the Monarch Watch website or by connecting with any Westmoreland Pollinator Partner will help you develop or enhance your property to support monarchs and other pollinators, whose populations are all in decline. By densely planting native milkweed and nectar plants in a sunny area and eliminating the use of insecticides and herbicides, you can easily create a Monarch Waystation.
Contribute to this Westmoreland County Community Asset Map
Westmoreland 250 Event Calendar