What’s New

May 2017

18th – Museum Day, free admission for all patrons! It is also the first day of the annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre, and we will have a booth as usual with photograph reproductions on display, information about the Historical Society, and free coloring pages for children! Stop by and say hi!

20th – The Library will be opening at noon

27th – The Museum and Library will be closed for Memorial Day weekend

28th – The Denison House opens for the season! The house will be open for guided tours every Sunday, 1-4PM until Labor Day, $5 for adults, $3 for children, free for Members.



Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1897-1959 by Robert P. Wolensky and William A. Hastie, Sr. – $25

The History of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley: From its Discovery to the Present Century by William L. Stone (originally published 1868) – $20

Don’t forget to check out our Bookstore for other great gift ideas for the history buffs you know!