Re-Enactment of the Capitulation after the Battle of Wyoming

On Monday, July 4, 2022, 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 1:00pm at the Society’s Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. Admission is free for everyone. The re-enactment and open house afterwards will follow…

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Meet the Author: Kathleen Earle

Join us on May 14 from 2 pm – 4 pm at the Nathan Dension House as we welcome author Kathleen Earle, who will be discussing her new book: An Early History of the Wyoming Valley, The Yankee-Pennamite Wars, and Timothy Pickering. Learn about America’s FIRST civil war, and the harrowing story of the kidnapping…

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Luzerne Coutny Genealogy Resources

The LCHS is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Hazleton Area Public Library to provide a genealogy workshop on Thurs, March 31st at 6:30pm on the Zoom virtual program. This program will provide an introduction to the collections of the Luzerne County Historical Society and focus on how to utilize them for…

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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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Re-enactment of the Capitulation after the Battle of Wyoming

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, 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 1:15pm at the Society’s Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. Admission is free for everyone. The re-enactment and open house afterwards will follow…

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“Frances Dorrance – LCHS’ First Executive Director”

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Frances Dorrance – LCHS’ First Executive Director” on the Zoom digital platform. Originally scheduled as a part of the celebration of Women’s History Month 2021, the lecture will now take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  Attendees will learn about this local…

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“Family Life in the Coal Region”

The LCHS is proud to participate in the 2021 edition of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month on Friday, January 22nd at 7pm as part of a region wide observance of the Month that will take place throughout January 2021. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite region. Because of health…

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Wyoming Valley Pandemics

In conclusion of its 2020 schedule of programming, the Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a lecture and slideshow entitled, “Epidemics in the Wyoming Valley” on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. via the online Zoom platform. The lecture is one of a continuing series made possible through grants from the National Endowment for…

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142nd Commemoration of the Battle and Massacre at Wyoming

On Saturday, July 4, 2020, the Luzerne County Historical Society will be attending the 142nd Commemoration of the Battle and Massacre at Wyoming, held at the Wyoming Monument at 10am. The Society will be selling books, DVDs and notecards related to the history of the Battle of Wyoming, the monument and local history. The LCHS…

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