The Museum is open Saturdays 11am-3pm. The Bishop Memorial Library is open by appointment.
To make an appointment for the Library, call 570-823-6244 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We perform research and genealogical requests online for those who would like an off-site option. The forms are available and can be submitted under the Research Services tab at the top of the page.
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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.
0objects, documents and published works associated with Luzerne County
From prehistoric Native American items
to letters from the Revolutionary War-era
to anthracite coal mining tools to
boxes and shopping bags from local department stores
We make history relevant to our community
History is about all of us.
History offers important benefits to our society: building critical thinking skills; making us better citizens; teaching us creative problem solving; and creating heritage tourism and economic development.