Pam Curtin, Head of Education and Interpretation for the Westmoreland Historical Society, announced two upcoming events:
• Virtual tour of the historic house: “Gone But Not Forgotten” is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.
Ticket sales, $ 25 each, will benefit the Westmoreland Historical Society.
Do you have any memories of a favorite Westmoreland County building that has gone missing? The Westmoreland Historical Society will take participants on a virtual tour, “Gone But Not Forgotten,” of homes and hotels across the county that have been lost, but left a lasting impression. Join the virtual house tour program this year. In addition to photos of the exteriors and some interiors, learn about the history of the county, the stories of the original owners, how the style and architecture of the building provide clues to its history and the importance of preserving the environment. built.
This year’s tour is presented by Mary and Calvin Pollins, longtime supporters of the Historic Homes Tour.
“Gone But Not Forgotten” highlights nearly 20 buildings that once stood such as the McComb and Saxman Residences in Latrobe, Cabin Hill and Rose Fountain Farm in Greensburg, Mountain View Hotel in Unity Township and Belvedere Hotel in Oklahoma Borough as well as properties in Scottdale, Mount Pleasant, New Kensington, Laughlintown and other areas.
One must reserve; dial 724-836-1800, ext. 210. An email address must be provided, and a link to the virtual tour will be sent to an email address for each payment. Payment by credit card will be accepted over the phone by calling 724-836-1800, ext. 210. Checks are payable to Westmoreland Historical Society, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.
• an outdoor Toast the Tour cocktail party will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday September 10 at William Steel Farmhouse, Hannastown / Totteridge area
Ticket sales, $ 75 each, benefit the Westmoreland Historical Society.
The party, with “hearty appetizers” prepared by Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, takes place at the historically designated farmhouse from 1866.
The house was the centerpiece of a lucrative farming operation of the famous Steel family for generations. In 1992, Tamas and Susan Tanto bought the property and brought the house and outbuildings back to life. They also added a new chapter to the farm’s long history with the establishment of a golf course and residential community.
Tickets for “Toast the Tour” cost $ 75. Participants will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Space is limited, advance reservations are required by calling the Westmoreland Historical Society office at 724-836-1800, ext. 210.
Proceeds from the holiday and the special visit to the missing buildings benefit the history preservation and education projects of the Westmoreland Historical Society.
Keep up to date with activities and events on www.westmorelandhistory.org, on Facebook, on Twitter @WCHistory and on Instagram @WestmorelandHistory. For more information on Historic Hanna’s Town and the Westmoreland Historical Society, call 724-836-1800.