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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Swetland Homestead Festive Traditions

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved over an 80 year period spanning 1810-1890.…

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Swetland Homestead Festive Traditions

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1871. Guests…

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Virtual Auction #4

SAVE THE DATE: Just in time for early Christmas shopping! On Thursday, November 11th, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold a fourth online auction on the virtual Auctria platform. This auction will run through Sunday, November 14th. The auction will once again feature a wide variety of books, maps, lithographs, and other ephemera. (Note:…

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that our Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year! The popular tours will run on October 15th and 16th 2021 as well as October 29th. Come join us for a walking tour of the downtown historic district and learn about totally true…

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that our Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year! The popular tours will run on October 15th and 16th 2021 as well as October 29th. Come join us for a walking tour of the downtown historic district and learn about totally true…

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that our Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year! The popular tours will run on October 15th and 16th 2021. Come join us for a walking tour of the downtown historic district and learn about totally true ghosts, murders, and hidden graveyards,…

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2021 Fall Festival

Early American craftsmen and artisans will come to life on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the historic Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. The Fall Festival features crafters in the arts of cross-cut saw demonstrations, quill pen and ink, wood carving, wheat weaving, and much more. Hearth cooking methods will be…

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Revolutionary War Encampment

Join us at the newly renovated Swetland Homestead for an on-site Revoluntary War Encampment, featuring The 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment on Saturday, October 2nd from 12p.m. to 5p.m. The 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, Inc., is a living history organization. Its objective is to educate and encourage interest in the Revolutionary War period of American history…

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163rd LCHS Annual Dinner

Dinner In Full Swing

On Friday, September 24th at the Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre PA, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold its 163rd Annual Dinner. The theme of this year’s dinner is “The Swetland Homestead: Restoring a Wyoming Valley Treasure”. Speakers John Panzitta of Panzitta Enterprises as well as Cathy Sobeck and Justin Detwiller of…

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