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To the stocks! Hanna's Town plans annual frontier court

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Westmoreland County Historical Society volunteer Lillian Shay, middle, demonstrates colonial era clothing with West Hempfield Elementary third graders Addison Cecconello, left, and Tyler Walker, right, during a school field trip to the historical site at Hanna's Town, on Friday, May 19, 2017. The Westmoreland County Historical Society will hold it's Frontier Court Re-enactment program the weekend of June 24th and 25, featuring militia encampments, vendors and activities.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Westmoreland County Historical Society volunteer Lillian Shay, middle, demonstrates colonial era clothing with West Hempfield Elementary third graders Addison Cecconello, left, and Tyler Walker, right, during a school field trip to the historical site at Hanna's Town, on Friday, May 19, 2017. The Westmoreland County Historical Society will hold it's Frontier Court Re-enactment program the weekend of June 24th and 25, featuring militia encampments, vendors and activities.

Step back in time and visit the Revolutionary War-era village of Hanna's Town which served as the first English Court west of the Allegheny Mountains at the frontier court re-enactment June 23-24. Experience the excitement of the people as they gathered, between 1773-1786, to witness the trials of those who were accused, convicted and punished.

Additional activities include Revolutionary War-era militia and Native American encampments, colonial kids station and 18th-century trades and crafts. Learn about 18th-century gardening, medicines and midwifery. Guests can visit Hanna's Tavern and shop at the antiques market.

Performances of Scots-Irish and Celtic music by Gallowglass, the Native Americans-Drums of Native Sisters and Fife and Drum Corps. On June 24, there will be a 9:30 a.m. 18th-century church service.

The event is sponsored by Westmoreland County Historical Society.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, children under 5 are free. Hanna's Town is located at 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Details: westmorelandhistory.org

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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