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Gallery Talk – Battle of Wyoming at 240

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Date:
November 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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LCHS Museum
Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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570-822-1727
Pittston gazette centennial hand-book, 1778-1878 - one hundredth anniversary of the battle and massacre of Wyoming, July 3 and 4, 1878 - containing a complete historical sketch of Wyoming Valley

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 to give a layered picture of the 45-minute battle that changed the Valley for the next thirty years. Join us as we tour the exhibition, discuss what we know, and what is still debated about the battle and ensuing massacre.

The gallery talk will be presented by LCHS Director of Operations and Programs (and exhibition curator) Mark J. Riccetti, Jr. Riccetti will discuss the exhibition’s themes and design process and highlight some of his favorite objects. The gallery talk is free for LCHS members and $5 for non-member adults (includes museum admission).

The Luzerne County Historical Society Museum is located at 69 Rear South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library). The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children. Additional exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley” and “Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley.”

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/.