Bookstore

We are continuing to add a listing of books, pamphlets, and other items available for purchase in our Library and Museum gift shops to this page.  Please stop back and visit us soon!

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Hazleton’s Trolleys
Author: Benson W. Rohrbeck
Description: History, photographs, and route maps of trolley and streetcar lines of Hazleton and the surrounding area.
Size: 6 ½ x 9 Paperback – 142 pages
Published: 1993
Price: $25.00

Curse of the Tomahawk: Colonel Hartley’s 1778 expedition against the Six Nations
Author: James B. Miller
Description: Dramatization of events that occurred after the Battle of Wyoming
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 370 pages
Published: 2009
Price: $15.00

Indian Paths of Northeast Pennsylvania and Their Role in the French and Indian War
Author: John Orlandini
Description: Documents the Native Americans and their many paths and sites throughout Northeastern PA. Information gathered from local archaeological digs, artifacts, interviews, and previous local histories and maps.
Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Paperback – 150 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $19.00

Butter Size of a Turkey Egg
Author: Robert W. Surridge, D.Ed.
Description: Explored the foodways and social world of the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church of Kingston, PA in 1907, including four-hundred and fifty everyday recipes. Based on a vintage cookbook, Recipes, published in 1907.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 183 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $15.00

Serving Their County, Defending the Commonwealth, Saving the Union: Stories and Images of Luzerne County Soldiers at Gettysburg
Author: William V. Lewis, Jr, Anthony T.P. Brooks, Stephen B. Killian, Angela Lopez, Peter Tomasak
Description: Stories of various events of the Battle and of some of the regiments and men from Luzerne County who fought there.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 46 pages
Published: 2013
Price: $6.00

Valley With A Heart: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley: Portraits, Places & Moments in Time
Author: William C. Kashatus
Description: Chronicles more than two centuries of the Wyoming Valley’s history and heritage.
Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Paperback – 171 pages
Published: 2013
Price: $35.00

Luzerne County
Author: Harrison Wick
Description: A facinating look back at the many boroughs, townships, and villages that make up Luzerne County in a rare collection of photographs, advertisements and history dating back to the 18th century.
Size: 6 ½ x 9 Paperback – 127 Pages
Published: 2011
Price: $22.00

Mountain Top
Author: Joseph Kubic, Darlene Miller-Lanning, and the Mountain Top Historical Society
Description: History and photographs documenting the growth of the five townships and one borough that make up Mountain Top over the past 150 years.
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 Paperback – 127 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $22.00

Nanticoke
Author: Chester J. Zaremba
Description: Archival photographs from the collection of the Nanticoke Historical Society illustrate the history of Nanticoke from the late 1800s to modern day.
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 Paperback – 127 pages
Published: 2011
Price: $22.00

Stories of the Wilkes-Barre Titanic Passengers
Author: Dr. William V. Lewis, Jr.
Description: Personal stories and some never before published photographs of area Titanic victims and survivors. Over twenty people who were on the Titanic had a local connection and their individual stories are some of the most fascinating of the many Titanic disaster tales.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 44 pages
Published: 2012
Price: $6.00

Battle of Wyoming – DVD
Producer: Rhino Media, West Pittston
Description: This hour-long presentation includes narration describing the events leading up to the Battle, the Battle itself, and the events afterwards. Interspersed in the narration are interviews with area historians, as well as wonderful images of the Wyoming Valley and historic properties.
Produced: 2005
Price:  $15.00

The Battle of Wyoming (Denison)DVD
Description: This 30 minute dramatization of decisions that lead to the Battle, reenactment scenes of the Battle and descriptions of its aftermath, also includes information on the locations of the local forts, a list of the men killed in battle, and a list of books for further reading. Portions of this movie were filmed on location at the historic Denison Homestead in Wyoming.
Price:  $20.00

Maconaquah’s Story: The Saga of Frances Slocum
Author: Kitty Dye
Description: The true story of a little girl abducted by Indians, raised to be one of their own, and discovered again by the Slocum family as an old woman.
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paperback – 167 Pages
Published: 2000 (Revised Edition)
Price: $17.95

The Anthracite Miners & Their Hollowed Ground
Author: Sue Hand
Description: Catalog of the art collection/exhibit created by Sue Hand to detail the lives and working conditions of the anthracite miners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Signed by the artist.
Size: 9 x 10 ¼ Paperback – 80 Pages
Published: 2008
Price: $35.00

The American Industrial Worker in the Progressive Era
Author: James R. Williamson
Description: A look into the working conditions of Industrial workers through the years 1900-1919, and the efforts to improve those conditions.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 161 Pages
Published: 2005
Price: $10.00

The Face of Decline: The PA Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century
Author: Thomas Dublin and Walter Light
Description: A history of the anthracite industry in Pennsylvania and how the death of the industry was dealt with on government, business and personal levels.
Size: 7 x 10 Paperback – 277 Pages
Published: 2005
Price: $25.00

Pennsylvania’s Back Mountain *currently sold out*
Author: Harrison Wick
Description: A visual history of the Back Mountain region in Luzerne County which encompasses Kingston Twp, Trucksville, Shavertown, Dallas, Huntsville, Lehman and Harvey’s Lake.
Size: 6 ½ x 9 Paperback – 127 Pages
Published: 2009
Price: $22.00

Gone But Not Forgotten: Civil War Veterans of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Author: Ryan L. Lindbuchler
Description: Book contains short biographies of a handful of local veterans, a directory of cemeteries (mostly from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties), regimental sketches, and also comes with an interactive CD ROM including a full index of names of veterans with the cemeteries they are located in.
Size: 8 ½ x 11 Paperback – 192 Pages
Published: 2001
Price: $40.00 – ON SALE: $20.00

The Knox Mine Disaster
Authors: Robert P., Kenneth C. and Nicole H. Wolensky
Description: The final years of the Northern anthracite industry and the effort to rebuild a regional economy.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 164 Pages
Published: 1999
Price: $13.00

Warrior Road: The Story of Sullivan’s March Through Pennsylvania Before the Invasion of the Iroquois Homelands
Produced by: Luzerne County Historical Society, Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Canterbury Tours & Services, and other community partners
Description: A narrated auto tour on the route of Sullivan’s March; 3 CDs and guidebook
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 48 Pages + 3 audio CDs
Published: 2006
Price: $35.00

A Story Runs Through It: Wyoming Valley Levee System
Publisher: Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, Luzerne County Historical Society
Description: History commemorating three centuries of life along the Susquehanna River.
Size: 8 ½ x 11 Paperback  – 112 Pages
Published: 2003
Price: $17.00
Also available in Hardcover ($21.00)

The Wyoming Valley: An American Portrait
Authors: Edward F. Hanlon, Paul J. Zbiek
Description: An illustrated history of the Wyoming Valley, from the Connecticut settlers to present day.
Size: 9 x 11 Hardcover – 288 Pages
Published: 2003
Price: $36.00

The Origin and Constitution of Coal
Author: Reinhardt Thiessen
Description: A scholarly lecture originally read before the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society in 1924 and published in Volume XIX of our Proceedings.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 44 Pages
Published: 1924
Cost: $5.00

Remembering Hazleton, PA
Author: Norm Drasher
Description: Historical and genealogical sketches from Hazleton’s past, including a subject and surname index.  (Part I)
Size: 81/2 x 11 Paperback – 245 Pages
Published: 2009
Cost: $25.00

Daniel J. Flood: A Biography
Author: Sheldon Spear
Description: A full-scale biography based largely on the congressman’s voluminous papers at King’s College.
Size: 6 x 9 Paperback – 190 Pages
Published: 2008
Cost: $24.00

Tragedy at Avondale
Author: Robert P. Wolensky, Joseph M. Keating
Description: The causes, consequences, and legacy of the PA anthracite coal industry’s most deadly mining disaster.
Size: 7 x 10 Paperback – 191 Pages – Signed by Author
Published: 2008
Cost: $20.00

150 Years of Photography in the Wyoming Valley
Author:  F. Charles Petrillo
Description:  A brief history of the area’s historical photographers.
Size:  8 ½ x 11   Paperback – 12 Pages
Published:  1990
Cost:  $3.50

African Americans in the Wyoming Valley  1778 – 1990
Author:  Emerson I. Moss
Description:  African American history in the Wyoming Valley including family, social, religious, political and educational remembrances. Over 40 historic photographs.
Size:  6 x 9  Paperback – 167 Pages
Published:  1992
Cost:  $9.00

Luke Swetland’s Captivity and Rescue from the Indianslimited quantities
Author:  Edward Merrifield
Description:  A detailed narrative of Swetland’s capture, captivity, and escape from the Indians in the Wyoming Valley.  Originally published in 1915.
Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½  Paperback – 68 Pages
Published:  1998
Cost: $9.00

Steamboats on the Susquehanna: The Wyoming Valley Experience
Author:  F. Charles Petrillo
Description:  A history of the valley’s unique experience with steamboats on the river between 1825 and 1902, with 37 photographs and illustrations.
Size:  11 x 8 ½  Paperback – 79 Pages
Published:  1993
Cost:  $10.00

Wyoming Commemorative Association Proceedings
These original paperback issues are from the annual commemoration of the Battle of Wyoming held at the Wyoming Monument each year on July 4th. These pamphlets include the address given by the guest speaker that year, the program, and a list of the members of the Wyoming Commemorative Association.  Please call for a list of years availible.
Price:  $5.00

Proceedings and Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society
In addition to covering what was going on with the Historical Society for the years 1858-1984, lectures and addresses on topics of local history are included, as well as a vast amount of vital records of interest to genealogists. Please note: these books are original publications and the physical conditions are “Fair” to “Good.” Some volumes still have uncut pages.
Years available: 1882, 1898, 1900, 1904, 1905, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1971, 1984
Size: 6 x 9  Paperback
Price: $8.50

The Susquehanna Company Papers
These books document the Connecticut migration to the Wyoming Valley area between the years 1750-1808 with transcriptions of many original documents. Each volume contains its own subject and name index.
Volumes available: 2, 3, 9, 11
Size: 6 x 9  Hardcover
Price: $7.50