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Agnes Community Conversation
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Contact 570-823-6244
Luzerne County Historical Society to Host “Community Conversation: Hurricane Agnes at 45”

on October 12, 2017

The Luzerne County Historical Society will host a “community conversation” about Hurricane Agnes at 45 on October 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Come and tell us about your experiences during the 1972 flood, or share a family story from those who were there.  We want to learn about the memories and stories from those difficult months and to hear about the recovery efforts. 

The program is associated with LCHS’s new exhibition, ‘This momentous and tragic day’: Hurricane Agnes at 45, which looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents.  Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”  The exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.  

Related programming includes a panel discussion, “Could it happen again?” on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m.. For more details on that program, call 570-823-6244 ext 3, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.luzernehistory.org. The exhibition and programs are supported by the Historic & Land Preservation Fund and the Maslow Fund for the Arts of the Luzerne Foundation.

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.  Additional exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” which is ongoing, and “Points of View: Luzerne County Landscapes.”


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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