Land Use in Colonial America
Michael Doucette, Service Forester at Forbes State Forest, will present on how the forest was prior to European settlement, the uses of different types of wood, and how the land changed with a transition to farming. Following the indoor talk, enjoy a guided tour of trees around Historic Hanna’s Town.
This program is part of a series coinciding with our latest exhibit, Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man. The Westmoreland Historical Society’s latest exhibit highlights the regional history of woodworking and carpentry. While promoting his new colony, William Penn proclaimed the forests had “plenty for the use of man.” From the Pennsylvania forests emerged building techniques, tools, trades, and crafts that helped make Westmoreland County what it is today. Explore this history through historic woodworking tools, furnishings, photographs, documents, and stories across centuries.
PROGRAM FEE: Free for Westmoreland Historical Society members and kids 5 and under. For non-members, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students thru grade 12
Space is limited and registration required. Please call 724-836-1800 x210 to reserve your spot.