“Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley”
The Luzerne County Historical Society will open a new exhibition, “Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley,” on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with a free preview on Friday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition explores the history of fraternal organizations in the area, including the Freemasons and the Odd Fellows. How did these groups start? What do they do? What do the symbols mean? Visitors will learn the answers from objects, photos and documents in the Society’s collection. The exhibition is supported by the Edith L. Reynolds Trust.
The preview on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. is free and open to all. Starting Saturday, April 6, the exhibition will be open Wednesday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Luzerne County Museum is located at 69 Rear South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library). 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,” which is ongoing, and “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront,” through August 3, 2019.