“Frances Dorrance – LCHS’ First Executive Director”
The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Frances Dorrance – LCHS’ First Executive Director” on the Zoom digital platform. Originally scheduled as a part of the celebration of Women’s History Month 2021, the lecture will now take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will learn about this local woman who made historic preservation and archaeology her life’s callings at the Historical Society and through the programs she helped create under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration to put academics to work during the Depression. We hope you will join us in learning about a tremendous woman, whose influence is still felt at many local institutions today.
The lecture will be presented by former LCHS President and current board member Tish McCarthy Last. Last attended Wilkes University and has recently retired from the development office of King’s College. She has been active with the LCHS in one way or another for nearly two decades. The lecture is one of a continuing series made possible through grants from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and Luzerne County through the CARES Act.
This is a virtual event via Zoom. To attend, use the Zoom link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87985606284?pwd=YnlwOCtod3RyaG5YMUJ5dDRDOFRtQT09
Founded in 1858, the Luzerne County Historical Society is Pennsylvania’s oldest county historical society. LCHS preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at the Bishop Library and the Museum in Wilkes-Barre, the Denison House in Forty Fort and the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. For more information, visit our website, www.luzernehistory.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/luzernehistory/.