International Museum Day
The Luzerne County Historical Society Society is pleased to announce that in observance of International Museum Day on May 18th 2019, we once again will be offering free admission to our Museum building, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18th, 2019. The theme chosen for 2019 is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”. The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2018, more than 36,000 museums participated in the event in some 157 countries.
The Luzerne County Museum is located at the rear of 69 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library). The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 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,” “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”, and ““Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley”.