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June 2021

Virtual Auction #3

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 8:00 pm
Bishop Memorial Library, 49 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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SAVE THE DATE: Due to popular demand, we're doing another one! You wanted it, you got it! On Thursday, June 24th, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold a second online auction on the virtual Auctria platform. This auction will run through Sunday, June 27th. The auction will once again feature a wide variety of books, maps, lithographs, and other ephemera. (Note: All items in the auction have been deaccessioned due to relevance, wear, duplication, etc. are NO LONGER collection…

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“The History of History, The Evolution of the Story of the Battle of Wyoming”

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bishop Memorial Library, 49 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Free

  On Thursday, June 24th, at 7pm, free on the Zoom digital platform, the Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to present Dr. William V. Lewis, Jr. as he presents the lecture: "The History of History, The Evolution of the Story of the Battle of Wyoming". Join Dr. Lewis as he takes us through how the story of the Battle has been taught over the years, and the changes and evolution that have led us to the narrative we know…

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July 2021

Re-enactment of the Capitulation after the Battle of Wyoming

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704 United States
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Free

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, the Luzerne County Historical Society and the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment will host a re-enactment of the Capitulation after the Battle of Wyoming at 1:15pm at the Society’s Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. Admission is free for everyone. The re-enactment and open house afterwards will follow the annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Wyoming at the Wyoming Monument on Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, PA.   The Battle of Wyoming took place…

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August 2021

3rd Annual Road Rally in the Valley

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644 United States
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On Sunday, August 2, 2020, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host its second annual “Road Rally in the Valley”! What’s a road rally? A fun scavenger hunt combined with a road race! It’s a battle of mind and machine! Teams are not racing each other or the clock, but are instead attempting to complete the hunt in the least mileage with the maximum correct answers. Check-in opens at noon; the rally starts at 1 p.m. and the awards ceremony…

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