Westmoreland Mercantile General Store
Westmoreland County Museum has replicated a general store from the 1920’s-1930’s; it is called Westmoreland Mercantile. It includes fixtures and display materials found in a period store. It serves to show the important role general stores had in the communities that they served, as well as remind local residents of the general merchandise and drug store that once stood in town.
In order to finance this expansion and continue to renovate the building, all proceeds from the general store are put into future construction projects. The Westmoreland Mercantile General Store both displays period items and sells various store merchandise. Merchandise for sale is related to the Museum’s mission and are similar products that would have been found in a general store from this period.
The museum just completed a turn-of-the-century Post Office display. The museum has an early 1900’s Post Office (that might have been found in a 1930’s general store) including an enclosed area where the Postmaster would have worked and a small area outside where patrons would have gathered and discussed the news of the day.
In addition to information at the original museum, the museum has also moved county visitor information into the Westmoreland Mercantile General Store. We have fully integrated the flow within the Post Office Display and provide travel and regional tourism information to visitors and travelers to Westmoreland County.
Westmoreland Mercantile and Westmoreland County Tourism Center is currently open Friday and Saturday 11 am-5 pm. If you are interested in volunteering some time in our general store, please contact the museum at 804-493-8440 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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