14 | Destination Westmoreland 2019
Era of Cool
The Art of John Van Hamersveld
Influential and instantly recognizable work from a career in
graphic design that found him immersed in the world of rock n’ roll.
July 20–October 20, 2019
images: John Van Hamersveld (b. 1941), Album cover and poster designed while at Capitol Records
221 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
724.837.1500 | thewestmoreland.org
ADMISSION IS NOWFREE
Fort Ligonier’s history is rooted in the conflict between Great Britain
and France as they fought for supremacy in Western Pennsylvania
during the French and Indian War. Explore the reconstructed fort and
view 18th-century treasures from archaeological digs.
The Fulton House in New Derry was built in 1817. Drivers and teamsters
on the road to Pittsburgh stopped here for wagon repairs and a
place to sleep. For nearly 150 years, the log building was covered with
clapboard and used as a private residence. In 1997, the Derry Area Historical
Society rehabilitated the original structure, adding an operating
blacksmith shop and log barn to the grounds.
Greater Monessen Heritage Museum
The Monessen Heritage Museum is housed in a four-story brick building
that once served as a boarding house for immigrant mill workers.
The building currently has a museum area highlighting the history of
the City of Monessen.
Historic Hanna’s Town
During the Revolutionary War, Hanna’s Town recruited men for the
Continental Army and the militia that aided in the western campaigns
against Native American allies of the British. The town was destroyed
in 1782 by the Seneca and their British allies, but its legacy lives on
through guided tours of a partially recreated frontier village.
Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum
The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum is located in the beautifully
restored Darlington Station, an original station of the Ligonier Valley
Rail Road built circa 1896 near Idlewild Park. Throughout the museum,
the story of this short 10.3-mile railroad is preserved through
photographs, memorabilia and railroad artifacts on display.
Lincoln Highway Experience
Your cross-country journey on the Lincoln Highway begins here! This
coast-to-coast road trip story is told through an inspiring orientation
film, along with cool exhibits of supersized architectural examples, driveins,
postcards and women at the wheel.
Victorian Vandergrift Museum & Historical Society
Vandergrift was the first planned industrial town designed to be sold to
its workers. Still active in the steel industry, the town is 80-90 percent
intact. The Victorian Vandergrift Museum celebrates the town’s history
known as “The Working Man’s Paradise” through room displays,
photographs, artifacts, books and maps.
West Overton Village & Museums
Travel back to the 19th century with a visit to this rural pre-Civil War
industrial village. Famous for its production of Old Overholt rye
whiskey, West Overton is also the birthplace of industrialist Henry
Clay Frick. West Overton Village exists today as an intact collection
of more than a dozen structures dating from the early to mid-1800s,
including the 1838 Overholt Homestead and several original