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In 1969, Katherine Mabis McKenna, a well-known philanthropist educated in engineer drawing, provided the design and the funds to build the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. The reason to build the center was two-fold: It served as a memorial to her dearly departed son, Mennel, as well as providing her with a catalyst that would enable her vision of an educational and cultural civic center to come to fruition.

Mrs. McKenna was so inspired by her vision, that she donated the building to the City of Greensburg so that the entire Greensburg and Westmoreland County region could utilize the building as a premier meeting center and multipurpose facility. Although governed by the Board of Directors of the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, Inc., a five-member commission was appointed by the city council to oversee the center’s operation.

In 1992, the Board voted to change the focus, and the name, of the governing body. “The Westmoreland Trust”, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was born. It was formed to manage and operate the GG&CC, as well as serve the community on a much larger scale. It was determined that the most effective method of keeping Mrs. McKenna’s dream alive, and providing necessary services to the region, would be to expand the focus of the Trust to include it to take on a leadership role in the development and enhancement of the cultural life and economic well being of the Westmoreland County region.

Greensburg Garden & Civic Center
951 Old Salem Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
GGCC@WCtrust.net
724-836-3074

Greensburg Garden & Civic Center is managed by
Trust

• THE PALACE THEATRE

John

Loved the room.  Going to be doing more workshops in May or June, would love to come back.

Sarah

It's a boy!! (I was right!) 🙂
Jordan and I want to thank you so much for your incredible service and facility! We had fun at our gender reveal and everything was perfect!
Thanks again!

Susan

Another wonderful party for the Swans! Thank you and your staff for all being so helpful and friendly!

Sonia

Thank you for making everything happen so beautifully.  You are amazing.  It would not have looked and gone so wonderfully without all of your help.  Nadia’s Baby Shower on Saturday, October 21, 2017 wouldn’t have looked so fantastic without you.  Guests (Ladies) had such a great time.  And I announced, that without Mrs. Janice Barsoum, this would not have gone so well.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from my heart to yours.

Bonnie

I just wanted to share with you that I have heard very good feedback from all on the training held at your facility yesterday.  They mentioned that the site was lovely and that the attendant there was most cordial and helpful.  I’m sure you are in no small way responsible for our positive experience and I wanted to thank you for all you have done to help us succeed in getting this accomplished.

April

We were very happy with the facility.  It was spacious and accommodated us perfectly.  Mark was very nice in letting me know if we needed anything, he would be more than happy to help.  Thank you for all of your services and allowing us to rent your facility.  We will be sure to keep you in mind for any upcoming meetings we may have.

Jennifer

Thank you! You were a pleasure to work with & everything was perfect & went smoothly.

Kay

Thank you so much for helping to make the party a huge success. You do your work very well- I will definitely recommend the Garden Center to people.

Michelle

Party was awesome! We had a great day - everything was perfect! Thank you so much! Everyone commented on how beautiful of a party it was.

Patty

It went very well! I am never disappointed with the service you all provide!
Hope all is well with you!

Meghan

EVERYTHING was perfect and we had the most wonderful day!!!! The room was beautiful and set up exactly how I wanted it, and I loved that the windows allowed natural light / a pretty view as well. John (I think that was his name) assisted with any questions I had, and was super helpful! Thank you Jan again so much for all of your assistance and patience! It is very much appreciated!

Allison

Our event went very well thank you! I never worry about setup when it's in your hands because you guys are great!

Jean

The party was so very nice-- nothing but compliments. I wanted to thank you and the staff as everyone was very accommodating. Even my sister (who was the one that had the critical eye) was happy. She said the space was nice, everything was arranged well, and when we needed an adjustment for the "cookie table" Fred couldn't have been more helpful. She noticed the clean up went smooth and was impressed by the very attentive staff... The day was a delight and I will recommend the venue to ALL my friends.

Brittany

Not only was I pleased with everything on Saturday, but so were all of the guests. They commented on how beautiful the facility was especially since we had the outdoor patio to add some light and decor. You had a gentleman working on Saturday who was very helpful with everything and very pleasant to work with. I appreciate all that you and your staff did for my sister's baby shower, it turned out better than I ever expected.

Tony

My family had a great evening.  Your staff was very polite and helpful.  The facility itself was perfect for us.  We could not be happier with evening and the center.  Thank you very much for your help with making a very memorable evening for my family.

Roberta

This looks great. Thank you for everything. You have been a great help. This would not be nearly as beautiful or gone as smoothly without your help.

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