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.

Westmoreland250 Portals Poster

The "Portals of Westmoreland Poster" is a gorgeous 18" x 24" full-color poster of windows and doors of special locations throughout Westmoreland County. It was a grassroots collaborative effort by the Westmoreland Heritage Partners and Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County.

Photographer Alex Newill says, "Historical Westmoreland! When I was approached with this opportunity I was instantly on board. My family is originally from the area and having just moved here in April last year I have been trying to learn more about my roots and all the amazing history in the area. The portals project has supplied me with so much information and shown me how truly incredible this area is. From war forts to ground breaking laboratories to incredible educational tales this place has a very broad history of impressive things. The amount of people banding together to preserve and educate others about what Westmoreland has done for the world makes it a truly special place. I hope you enjoy the pieces put together to commemorate this astounding county in its 250 years, and may this inspire you to visit some of these historical places to see for yourself just how extraordinary Westmoreland County is."

Order your FREE Commemorative Booklet

The Westmoreland 250 Commemorative Booklet was created to commemorate the founding of the country in 1773 and features the Westmoreland Heritage Partners, a group of the county's historic and cultural organizations.


This summer, visit 7 Wings Across Westmoreland Locations and be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card from the Westmoreland Cultural Trust!
The contest runs May 29 (Memorial Day)-September 4 (Labor Day).
  • 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.
Wings Locations: (Maps can be picked up in The Palace Theatre Box Office and at TGIS SummerConcert Series in The Palace Theatre Courtyard)
  • 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
(To be installed this summer):
  • West Newton
  • New Kensington
Rules: Only one entry per person. Instagram and Facebook posts count as separate entries. *Instagram Account or Facebook Post must be public* Westmoreland Cultural Trust employees or their immediate families are not eligible to win. Winners will be contacted via social media. Winner is determined through an online random name generator.

Become a Registered Monarch Waystation


/ 250 Westmoreland Monarch Waystations

Contribute to this Westmoreland County Community Asset Map

Westmoreland 250 Event Calendar