Pennsylvania museum loans period firefighting equipment for 250th anniversary exhibit

  • Source: TribLive
  • Published: 03/23/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Hoses, helmets and vintage pumper trucks dating from as early as the 1800s bear witness to the legacy of volunteer firefighting in Greensburg. The equipment can be seen in the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum, behind City Hall on South Main Street. Select items from that collection will temporarily have a new home at the Westmoreland Historical Society Education Center at Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield. The firefighting artifacts are being loaned as part of the celebration of Westmoreland County’s 250th anniversary. The Greensburg museum is providing an 1875 hand-drawn hose cart for inclusion in the historical society’s exhibit, “Westmoreland 250! Celebrating our Story with 25 Objects,” slated for April 14 through the end of the year.


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