Annual Fall Festival at the Swetland Homestead

Early American craftsmen and artisans will come to life on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the historic Swetland Homestead in Wyoming.  The Fall Festival features crafters in the arts of quill pen and ink, wood carving, wheat weaving, cane craving, blacksmithing, and much more.  Hearth cooking methods will be…

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Civil War Encampment and “Meet the Generals”

Join us on Saturday, August 6, at the newly restored Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming PA for a Civil War Encampment and “Meet the Generals” event featuring members of the 153rd PA Volunteer Infantry re-enactment group. The encampment will run from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. and admission is just $5 for LCHS members and…

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John Jenkins Lecture

At 243 years old, the powder horn of Lt. John Jenkins is a remarkable artifact of the American Revolution. Not only does it represent the history of the Wyoming Valley during the war, but also General Washington’s strategy and efforts to remove the threat of a British campaign on the Western Front of colonial America.…

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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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Railriders Game with the LCHS!

The LCHS is once again partnering with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for a night out at the ballpark! Join us Thursday, June 30th at 6:35pm as the Railriders take on the Buffalo Bison. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased directly from the Society. And remember, a portion of every ticket goes directly back to…

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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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164th Annual Dinner

Join us on Friday, June 3rd at 5:30 at the Beaumont Inn in Dallas, PA for the Luzerne County Historical Society’s 164th Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is “The USS Wilkes-Barre: A Celebration of the Willie-Bee”. Join us as we mark the 80th anniversary of the keel being laid down in 1942, as well as…

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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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Mardi-Gras Drive Thru Dinner

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Luzerne County Historical Society will be hosting a drive-thru Mardi-Gras dinner at the Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Why cook, when you can bring home a freshly prepared meal and treat yourself to a taste of New Orleans? Come out and pick up some great food…

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