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Frances Dorrance and the Indian Survey – A Crusader for Local History

Rather archaically named, the Indian Survey was the first statewide archaeological survey in Pennsylvania, and was only made possible through the hard work of Frances Dorrance (1877-1973), the Luzerne County Historical Society’s first executive director.  In 1922, Christopher Wren, the corresponding secretary and librarian for the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society (WHGS) (now known as…

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Frances Dorrance – First Lady of Archaeology in NEPA

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Frances Dorrance – First Lady of Archeology in NEPA” on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Society’s Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Museum Manager Allyson Earl will give a gallery talk about former LCHS Exeuctive Director and PHMC commissioner…

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