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Gallery Talk - "Is This A River Rock?"
Friday, September 29, 2017, 06:30pm - 08:00pm
The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a gallery talk, “Is This a River Rock? A Brief Guide to 12,000 Years of Native American Artifacts of the Wyoming Valley,” by LCHS Museum Assistant Allyson Earl, on Friday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Ms. Earl will explore objects from a period extending back several thousand years BCE and through several important periods in the development of Native American culture in the Wyoming Valley.  “We will touch upon many milestones, such as the invention of the atlatl and the development of the bow, as we show how Native American life developed into what European settlers found when they reached the Valley” said Earl.   

Participants will be able to tour the LCHS Museum’s Native American gallery and learn about several objects in the LCHS collection, which has been gathered over the past 150 years. The lecture is free for LCHS members and $5 for non-members. For reservations or more information, call 570-823-6244 ext.3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Luzerne County Museum is located at the rear of 69 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library).  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children.  Exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes,” “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley” and “’This Momentous and Tragic Friday’: Hurricane Agnes 45 Years Later.”

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/
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