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The Lamp Theatre
The Lamp will shine again! A WWII-era movie theater that closed
its doors in 2004, The Lamp Theatre reopened in August 2015 as a
performing arts center. Enjoy live performances, cinematic productions,
dance recitals, concerts and more.
The Palace Theatre
Opened on Sept. 2, 1926, as the Manos Theatre, The Palace
Theatre today hosts the widest variety of live entertainment in the
area in a beautifully renovated, 1,369-seat facility located in
downtown Greensburg. It is home to the Westmoreland Symphony
Orchestra and a regional venue for the River City Brass Band.
Westmoreland Cultural Trust is the owner and developer of
The Palace since 1990.
Performing Arts Center @ Seton Hill University
Two world-class performing venues (the Ryan Theatre and Reichgut
Concert Hall) make the Performing Arts Center one of the premier
places to enjoy the arts in Greensburg.
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra brings world-class soloists to
the concert stage. Under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, the WSO
presents four classical concerts and one holiday pops, all at The Palace
Theatre in Greensburg. The WSO’s Academy of Music provides educational
programs, including the Young People’s Concerts, the Summer Philharmonic,
Youth Orchestra, Classical Encounters and private lessons.
Seton Hill University
Seton Hill’s 200-acre hilltop campus in Greensburg provides an
inspirational setting for a distinctive education. Nowhere else can
you benefit from such educational excellence in the liberal arts on
a historic campus infused with the best technology and resources
available for teaching and learning.
Saint Vincent College
Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition
of the Catholic faith. Its mission is to provide quality education
for men and women to enable them to integrate their professional
aims within the broader purposes of human life.
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a baccalaureate
degree-granting unit and regional campus of the University of
Pittsburgh. As an undergraduate school within the broader university,
Pitt-Greensburg’s faculty places emphasis on teaching excellence
while maintaining a commitment to scholarship and public service.
Westmoreland County Community College
For nearly 50 years, Westmoreland County Community College
has served residents of Westmoreland and surrounding counties by
offering a high-quality, affordable and student-centric education that
prepares graduates to enter the workforce or continue their education
by transferring to four-year institutions. At Westmoreland, you’ll experience
small class sizes taught by faculty with real-world experience in
Antiochian Heritage Museum
The Antiochian Heritage Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the
artistic, cultural, and spiritual heritage of the Near East, Eastern
Orthodox Christianity, and its roots in and around Antioch (Syria).
Exhibits range from the richly inlaid wood furniture of Damascus to
antique religious icons that have served for centuries as windows into
the heavenly realm. The museum is part of the Antiochian Village Conference
Center, located on 300 acres just north of historic Ligonier.
Bushy Run Battlefield
Discover the military tactics that decided the fate of the Pennsylvania
frontier in 1763 during the Native American uprising known as Pontiac’s
War. Bushy Run Battlefield is the site of a clash between forces
led by Col. Henry Bouquet and several allied Native American nations
who ambushed them in hopes of repelling British and Colonial advances
into the frontier. Highlights of the site include the interpretive
exhibit “The March to Bushy Run” and guided and self-guided tours.
Compass Inn Museum
The Compass Inn Museum is an authentically restored 1799 stagecoach
stop, inn and tavern. Enjoy “history with a smile” as costumed docents
immerse the visitor in the transportation and daily life of the early
1800s. Completely furnished with period pieces, visitors can tour seven
rooms in the inn and three restored outbuildings.