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June 2019

Mindfulness Meditation #1

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LCHS Museum, Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society will be offering monthly mindfulness meditation talks in the Luzerne County Museum, 69 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre. The meditation groups will begin meeting on June 19th with classes to follow each successive third Wednesday. All groups will meet at 6:30pm.  Insight meditation focuses on formal mindfulness practices from the teachings of the Buddha and focuses on three specific methods/techniques including Insight (Vipassana), Concentration (Samatha) and Compassion (Metta).  The group will cover a particular area of…

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2019 LCHS Annual Gala

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market Street
Dallas, PA 18612 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society will hold its annual gala dinner and silent auction on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market Street, Dallas. Founded in 1858, the Historical Society preserves and promotes the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The gala theme is “Rockin’ & Rollin’ in the Valley,” celebrating the 1960s, and guests should feel free to wear their 1960s finest, if they would like. The evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner,…

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Revolutionary War Medicine

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704 United States
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On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2 p.m., the Luzerne County Historical Society will host a talk about Revolutionary-era medicine, its tools and remedies. Join re-enactor Jeff Smith to learn about common ailments of the late 1700s, and how they were treated at the time. Check out the tools and remedies that were used. Tours of the historic 1790 Nathan Denison House, 35 Dennison Street, Forty-Fort, PA, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are free for members…

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July 2019

Re-Enactment of the Capitulation of the Battle of Wyoming

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704 United States
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On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 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 1:30 and 3 p.m. and an open house from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Society’s Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. Admission is free for everyone. The re-enactment and open house will follow the annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Wyoming at the Wyoming Monument on Wyoming Avenue…

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Kids Crafts at the Museum #1 – Powder Horn Designs

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LCHS Museum, Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a series of kids’ craft programs over the course of this summer at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. On three Thursdays, July 11, July 25 and August 8, at 2:00 pm, children will learn a local history lesson and create a craft that connects to the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Each child will go home with a keepsake of their time at the museum. The first program in…

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Mindfulness Meditation #2

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LCHS Museum, Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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Free

The Luzerne County Historical Society will be offering monthly mindfulness meditation talks in the Luzerne County Museum, 69 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre. The meditation groups will begin meeting on June 19th with classes to follow each successive third Wednesday. All groups will meet at 6:30pm.  Insight meditation focuses on formal mindfulness practices from the teachings of the Buddha and focuses on three specific methods/techniques including Insight (Vipassana), Concentration (Samatha) and Compassion (Metta).  The group will cover a particular area of…

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Swetland Homestead Tours

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that the historic 1803 Swetland Homestead, at 885 Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, will be open for guided tours on select Saturdays during summer 2019. On Saturdays, June 8, July 20 and August 17, tours will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for LCHS members, $5 for nonmember adults and $3 for nonmember children. Reservations are accepted but are not required. The earliest part of the Swetland Homestead was built…

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August 2019

Road Rally in the Valley

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilkes University, 84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 United States
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On Sunday, August 4, 2019, the Luzerne County Historical Society presents a new event, the inaugural “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…

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Kids Crafts at the Museum #3 – Native American Beading

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LCHS Museum, Rear 69 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a series of kids’ craft programs over the course of the summer at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. On three Thursdays, July 11, July 25 and August 8, at 2:00 pm, children will learn a local history lesson and create a craft that connects to the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Each child will go home with a keepsake of their time at the museum. The final Kids’ Craft…

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Swetland Homestead Tours

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that the historic 1803 Swetland Homestead, at 885 Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, will be open for guided tours on select Saturdays during summer 2019. On Saturdays, June 8, July 20 and August 17, tours will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for LCHS members, $5 for nonmember adults and $3 for nonmember children. Reservations are accepted but are not required. The earliest part of the Swetland Homestead was built…

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