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Threads of History – Swetland Family Samplers

In 1842, The Hand-Book of Needlework by Miss Lambert explained that “no feminine art affords greater scope for ...

Frances Dorrance and the Indian Survey – A Crusader for Local History

Rather archaically named, the Indian Survey was the first statewide archaeological survey in Pennsylvania, and was only made ...

Child Labor Laws and Their Effect on the Coal Mining Industry

Editor's note: This is a guest post by Allison Spencer, the Society's Summer 2019 intern and a candidate ...

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 ...
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