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Mining our Past: What We Can Learn from Photographs of the Past

January 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January 2020. A wide variety of programs will be featured in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Bethlehem, and Port Griffith. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to once again take part in Anthracite Mining Heritage Month. Did you know the LCHS has thousands of photos from the 1800s and 1900s documenting all aspects of the past, including coal mining and its effects on the people and the landscape of our area? Join LCHS Director of Operations Mark Riccetti, Jr. on Thursday January 9th at 6:30pm at the LCHS Museum, as he shares some of these mining-related photos and explores what they can teach us about our history, along with how they resonate with the current social landscape of the Valley today. The talk is FREE as part of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month.

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 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,” “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront,” and ““Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity”: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley.”


January 9, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Luzerne County Historical Society
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LCHS Museum
Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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