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“Let’s Take the Trolley! – The Time of the Trolley in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area.”

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Date:
March 24
Time:
12:00 pm
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LCHS Museum
Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Phone:
570-822-1727
301 WBTC 790 Market St Yard Kingston

The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer an illustrated lecture by members of Anthracite Trolleys, Inc., Project 790 titled: “Let’s Take the Trolley! – The Time of the Trolley in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area.” The program, by Conrad Baut and Jim Wert, will feature a brief sketch of public urban transportation in the Wyoming Valley and its environs, from the earliest omnibuses of the 1850s, to the horse-cars of the Civil War era, to the then-new electric trolleys of the Victorian Age, through the 20th century and their final replacement in 1950. The program will then feature the fascinating story of the discovery of the only surviving trolley car from the area and outline plans for its full restoration and future operation. Come hear about a century of Wilkes-Barre trolley history!

The program will be held at the LCHS Museum on Saturday March 23, 2019, at noon. The program is free for Society members, and $5 for nonmembers. Reservations are accepted, but not required. For more information, 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. Exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” and “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront.”

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