Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to once again be participating in Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, as on Tuesday, January 25, from 7pm to 830pm we will be holding the public program: Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources; This virtual lecture held over the Zoom virtual platform will feature as speakers: John Fielding,…

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Found in Collection Auction

The Luzerne County Historical Society will hold a second online auction on the virtual Auctria platform from Thursday, February 18th – Sunday, February 21st 2021. The auction will be entitled “Found in Collection” and will feature a wide variety of books, maps, lithographs and other ephemera, all of which were at one time in the…

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Wyoming Valley Epidemics

The following blog post is a modified version of a column that appeared in the December 2020 edition of The Westside Bulletin. The article originally ran to promote a lecture the Society was planning on local epidemics. That lecture is now available for view on the LCHS YouTube channel, and we are reprinting this article…

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Bringing The Giant to Its Knees, A Brief History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb: Part II -The Golden Anniversary Brings About A Golden Age 1951 – 1985

In 1951 after being dormant for 35 years, Giant’s Despair was reborn. The revival of “The Giant” coincided with a post-war boom in auto racing interest throughout America. American G.I.s had spent the years after the war in England watching the small, two-seat sports cars so popular in Europe race around the dozens of now…

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Gallery Talk – Battle of Wyoming at 240

The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a gallery talk about its exhibition, “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront” on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition draws on paintings, prints, letters, artifacts recovered from the Battle site and survivor accounts in their own harrowing words. These items combine…

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“Caring for Your Collections”

Library Researchers

The Luzerne County Historical Society (LCHS) is offering a unique seminar entitled “Caring for Your Collections” Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bishop Memorial Library, 49 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Do you have family heirlooms? Are they books, paper or photographs? Do you worry about preserving them to…

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