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July 2019

Kids Crafts #2 – Fun With Fossils!

July 25 @ 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 second Kids’ Craft…

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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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Revolutionary-Era Militia Encampment

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704 United States
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On Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 2019, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host a Revolutionary War-era militia encampment by the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment at the Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. The Encampment will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the encampment is $5 for LCHS members and $3 for LCHS member children; $7 for non-member adults and $5…

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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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Revolutionary-Era Militia Encampment

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704 United States
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On Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 2019, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host a Revolutionary War-era militia encampment by the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment at the Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. The Encampment will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the encampment is $5 for LCHS members and $3 for LCHS member children; $7 for non-member adults and $5…

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Mindfulness Meditation #3

August 21 @ 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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“Deeply Rooted in North Carolina: The Story of Two Runaway Slaves”

August 23 @ 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 announces a lecture by Dr. Juanita Patience Moss, “Deeply Rooted in North Carolina: The Story of Two Runaway Slaves” on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA. “Deeply Rooted in North Carolina” is based on Dr. Moss’ newest book. Dr. Moss will speak about how an Ancestry DNA test led to the story of two runaway slave brothers in North…

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September 2019

Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4th Street and Susquehanna Ave, 4th Street and Susquehanna Ave
Wyoming, PA 18644 United States
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$7 – $10

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that its Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019. Join Luzerne County Historical Society Board Member Stephen B. Killian, Esq., for a first-hand account of the disastrous Battle of Wyoming and the massacre that followed. Attorney Killian will lead the group through the battlefield and talk about the tactics, troops and equipment of the Americans, Tories and the Native Americans, as well as discussing (with…

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Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4th Street and Susquehanna Ave, 4th Street and Susquehanna Ave
Wyoming, PA 18644 United States
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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that its Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019. Join Luzerne County Historical Society Board Member Stephen B. Killian, Esq., for a first-hand account of the disastrous Battle of Wyoming and the massacre that followed. Attorney Killian will lead the group through the battlefield and talk about the tactics, troops and equipment of the Americans, Tories and the Native Americans, as well as discussing (with…

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