Early members of the board and their families stand by the Pitt painting.
“The purpose of the Westmoreland County Museum and Library is to preserve the history of Westmoreland County and its people through its collections, library, research materials, exhibits, and educational programs in order to increase the understanding and appreciation of the County’s heritage”
The Westmoreland County Museum was incorporated on July 20, 1939. It was founded to work with the Westmoreland Women’s Club and the Westmoreland Garden Club to build a facility which would provide a final destination for the Sir William Pitt (Lord Chatham) portrait and commemorate the rich history of Westmoreland County. The building was eventually turned over to Westmoreland County for their management and upkeep. The original board had five members which represented many of the well regarded families in the county. There are currently twelve members who still represent some of the original families but now include a much wider demographic representation of the community.