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Brandywine Conservancy: Penguin Court & Thomas Road Farm


In 2015, Richard M. Scaife bequeathed his family’s estate Penguin Court—named for the ten penguins that once roamed the property—and Thomas Road Farm to the Brandywine Conservancy. The estate contains extensive land, a conservatory, and a greenhouse. Brandywine is engaged in property preservation for the community’s benefit.


Not open to the public except for special events.




Brandywine Conservancy: Penguin Court & Thomas Road Farm Posts

Taking Care of Downtown Latrobe: Volunteer Spotlight

If you’ve driven through Downtown Latrobe in recent years, you will undoubtedly see the excellent handiwork of the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program. Many buildings boast gorgeous new facades, beautiful gardens and potted plants are everywhere, and the sense of change in the air is unmistakable. One day several years ago, while taking a walk through […]

Shopping Locally in Westmoreland County this Holiday Season

This year now more than ever, Westmoreland County’s local historic and cultural sites need your support. Take a few minutes to look through your MANY options for fulfilling all your shopping needs this upcoming holiday season. History From books to music to handcrafted gifts, the Antiochian gift shop has it all! Although the physical […]

The Show Must Go On: Stage Right’s Creativity in the face of Challenges

In 2020, students have lost out on sports, socialization, and creative outlets. Many seniors missed their chance at their varsity debut, the dances, their chance to take a bow as a lead. This heartbreaking year continues to steal opportunities away from students, guardians, and teachers alike. Enter Stage Right. Tony Marino, the Artistic Director of […]

Nourishing Creativity with Greensburg Civic Theatre: Volunteer Spotlight

Community theatre is an essential part of any local art scene, and Westmoreland County boasts several talented theatre groups. In this month’s volunteer spotlight, we’re talking to four standout volunteers from the Greensburg Civic Theatre. *** Missy Greenberg has been volunteering at Greensburg Civic Theatre for three years now. Her journey with the Civic Theatre […]

From Latrobe Art Center to Lincoln Highway: Leadership Spotlight on Lauren Buches

Fall is a time of change and transition. Two of our local organizations, Latrobe Art Center and the Lincoln Highway Experience, are undergoing exciting shifts in leadership. If you’ve been to Latrobe Art Center over the past two years, you will have met, or at least encountered the work of, Latrobe native Lauren Buches. Lauren’s […]

Holiday Highlights Preview: A Peek Into November and December in Westmoreland County

Cover Photo Courtesy of Photos by AW October is ending, but the holiday season merrily marches on. We were able to get a sneak peek of just a few of the many events our county’s historic and cultural organizations will offer to residents & visitors throughout November and December. Greensburg Art Center Happening NOW through […]

Performing through a Pandemic

Cover photo courtesy of Brandon Bock Media. There’s no question that the entertainment world has been hit, and hit hard, by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this obstacle has not stopped Westmoreland County’s performing venues and groups from finding innovative ways to bring the joy of performance into peoples’ lives. Today, we’re focusing on two of […]

Rewarding Work with the Westmoreland Historical Society: Volunteer Spotlight

It’s when we have the school tours and I watch the buses pulling in, full of chattering, happy kids, that I realize I’m part of something special. Along with the other volunteers, there is the Westmoreland Historical Society staff and board members who manage the site, the County officials and maintenance crews who provide and […]

Fall Fun in Westmoreland County: Fort Ligonier’s 2020 Battle Commemoration Weekend

You already know that fall is the perfect time to visit the Laurel Highlands. In particular, October visits to the Ligonier Valley have become a yearly tradition for thousands of travelers. Although this tradition may look a bit different this year, there are still plenty of reasons to stop by the Ligonier Valley in 2020. […]