A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January 2020. A wide variety of programs will be featured in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Bethlehem, and Port Griffith. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The events are sponsored by the Anthracite…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1877. See…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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