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Book club meeting, discussion set at Historic Hanna’s Town

Mary Pickels
Mary Pickels | Tribune-Review
A statute of Nathanael Greene stands in Greensburg’s St. Clair Park.

The Westmoreland Historical Society’s history book club will hold an open discussion in the newly opened Westmoreland History Education Center at Historic Hanna’s Town.

The noon-2 p.m. July 16 program in the Education Room at 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield, will focus on “Washington’s General.”

According to education coordinator Pam Curtin, the book club has read and will discuss “Washington’s General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution,” by Terry Golway.

The publishers describe Greene as “the overlooked Quaker from Rhode Island who won the American Revolution’s crucial Southern campaign and helped to set up the final victory of American independence at Yorktown.”

Greene is largely a forgotten personality, save for the many places across the country — including Greensburg — named in his honor, the historical society notes.

The historical society has for several years designated the first Sunday of August as “Nathanael Greene Day,” celebrating his Aug. 7, 1742, birthday.

This year, Greene’s birthday will be celebrated at Historic Hanna’s Town from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 4, featuring free admission and children’s activities.

Greene never set foot in the city, the society states, and few Westmoreland County residents are likely to know much about him. Club members hope others will read the book and attend the meeting and discussion to learn more about this “important patriot.”

Admission to the July 16 event is $12 and includes a catered box lunch from Chef Mark’s Palate.

The Westmoreland History Shop has a limited number of copies of the book available for purchase.

Reservations and payment are due by July 12.

Details: 724-836-1800, ext. 105

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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