Virtual Auction #5

On Thursday, June 16th, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold its fifth online auction on the virtual Auctria platform. This auction will run through Sunday, June 19thth. The auction will once again feature a wide variety of books, maps, lithographs, and other ephemera. (Note: All items in the auction have been deaccessioned due to…

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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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Then and Now: A 1918 Mask Comparison

The 1918 strain of influenza was unique among most types of flu, as it had a high mortality rate among 15 to 34-year-olds, rather than the oldest and weakest of the population. By the time what we now incorrectly call the “Spanish Flu” was over, it had even lowered the life expectancy across the United…

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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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“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 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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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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Second 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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Taste the History: Trying Out Historic Recipes

While everyone is at home I thought it would be cool to look at something a little different this week: a historic cookbook! Most of us have cookbooks laying around, and a lot of those are the ones put together by small organizations as a fundraiser you feel obligated to buy: Boy Scouts, church groups,…

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