Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:00pm - 02:00pm
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, fromm noon to 2pm, at the historic Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host an interactive program on baseball in 1860. Come join LCHS Director of Operations and Programs Mark Riccetti, Jr., as he guides participants through the very different-looking national pastime of the mid-1800s, and shows how the game evolved into its current form, using a slideshow and actual period equipment. Tickets are free for members of the Society and just $5 for nonmembers. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email reservations@luzernehistor>y.org.
The historic Swetland Homestead, originally built in 1803, is open year-round by appointment for tours. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children. Additional themed events take place throughout the year at the Swetland Homestead including, “Victorian Death and Mourning” in October and “Candlelight Christmas Tours” in early December.
Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. LCHS preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. For more information, visit our website, www.luzernehistory.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/luzernehistory/.