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Luzerne County Historical Society’s Swetland Homestead Open for Tours

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that the historic 1803 Swetland Homestead, at 885 Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Did You Know that Wilkes-Barre Had a Palm House?

Shortly after I started as Executive Director of LCHS, I came across an image of Wilkes-Barre's "palm house."  ...

Giant’s Despair Hillclimb Part 1: The Birth of “The Giant,” 1906-1916

Certain parts of our culture are as old as time itself. Other things remain unchanged throughout the course ...

Hobo Hat – “Bound for a trip around the world. When shall we meet again?”

In 1922, an imaginative shipping clerk at the Delaware & Hudson freight station in Wilkes-Barre decided to take ...

Will You “Capitulate” to Reading Our Blog?

Welcome! This is the first post in our LCHS blog! We plan to post regularly and to focus ...