Posts by Mark Riccetti

Luzerne County Historical Society Executive Director Named to PA Museums Board of Directors

The Luzerne County Historical Society is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Aimee E. Newell, Ph.D., has been named to the board of directors of PA Museums (formerly the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Places). Based in Harrisburg, and founded in 1905, PA Museums is Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and…

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Octoberfest Talk at Luzerne County Historical Society – “History of Brewing in Luzerne County” – October 10, 2019

In celebration of Octoberfest, the Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a lecture and slideshow entitled, “The History of Brewing in Luzerne County” on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. The lecture will be presented by LCHS Director of Operations and Programs Mark J.…

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Gallery Talk at Luzerne County Historical Society Museum “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront” – November 14, 2019

The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a gallery talk about its exhibition, “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront” on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition draws on paintings, prints, letters, artifacts recovered from the Battle site and survivor accounts in their own harrowing words. These items combine…

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Luzerne County Historical Society to Extend Mindfulness Meditation Classes

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that, in cooperation with Jennifer Ciarimboli, it is extending the monthly mindfulness meditation sessions at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, for another three months. The first session of the fall series will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with sessions to follow on Wednesday,…

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Wilkes-Barre’s Comic Book Grail – Joe Palooka #1

What’s your favorite hobby? Does it have any insider jargon? Most hobbies do. Comic book collecting is no different; its most common bit of jargon may be “grail.” Collectors will often ask each other, “What’s your grail?” Or an excited collector will exclaim, “I finally found my grail!” In comic book terms, a grail is…

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150th Anniversary of the Avondale Mine Disaster

On September 6-8, 2019, LCHS is partnering with the Lackawanna Historical Society, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Plymouth Historical Society, Pennsylvania Labor History Society, and members of the Welsh Heritage community to present a program exploring the Avondale Mine Disaster that occurred on September 6, 1869. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 110…

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Luzerne County Historical Society to Present “Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours” Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that its Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019. Join Luzerne County Historical Society Board Member Stephen B. Killian, Esq., for a first-hand account of the disastrous Battle of Wyoming and the massacre that followed. Attorney Killian will lead the…

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