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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3rd Annual Road Rally in the Valley

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host its second annual “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…

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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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