Gershom Prince Adds A New Dimension To A Well-Known Story

There are numerous events throughout ancient, or world, or American history, that are so well-known, with stories told time and again, that nearly everyone knows them. On the local level, the Battle of Wyoming is probably the best example. Everyone knows the “Cliff’s Notes version”: on July 3, 1778, a combined force of Iroquois and…

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Anthracite Heritage Month Schedule

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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LCHS Announces 2019 Festive Traditions Tour and Festival of Wreaths

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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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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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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