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History of Brewing in Luzerne County

October 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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. Riccetti, Jr. Riccetti will discuss the many breweries that dotted the Wyoming Valley during the 1800s and 1900s, the impact of Prohibition on them, their consolidation in the 1960s and 1970s and the rise of the microbrewery today. Beer and pretzels will be served. Tickets for the lecture are $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers; tickets include the lecture, admission to the LCHS Museum, beverages and snacks. Reservations are required for this event. To register call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email reservations@luzernehistory.org.

The Luzerne County 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/.


October 10, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Luzerne County Historical Society
49 South Franklin Street


LCHS Museum
Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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