In 1951 after being dormant for 35 years, Giant’s Despair was reborn. The revival of “The Giant” coincided with a post-war boom in auto racing interest throughout America. American G.I.s had spent the years after the war in England watching the small, two-seat sports cars so popular in Europe race around the dozens of now…

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A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January 2020. A wide variety of programs will be featured in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Bethlehem, and Port Griffith. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud…

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A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January 2020. A wide variety of programs will be featured in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Bethlehem, and Port Griffith. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The events are sponsored by the Anthracite…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1877. See…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that, in cooperation with Jennifer Ciarimboli, it is extending the monthly mindfulness meditation sessions at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, for another three months. The first session of the fall series will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with sessions to follow on Wednesday,…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a gallery talk about its exhibition, “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront” on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition draws on paintings, prints, letters, artifacts recovered from the Battle site and survivor accounts in their own harrowing words. These items combine…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society is offering a one-day bus trip to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The trip includes round-trip coach transportation, admission to the museum’s core exhibits and its special exhibition, “Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier,” and a lunch…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces the next date in their “Dining with Friends” program. Join Society members and supporters on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Cork, 463 Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre. The restaurant will generously donate 10% of its proceeds that night to the Historical Society. LCHS members and the general public are encouraged to…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that, in cooperation with Jennifer Ciarimboli, it is extending the monthly mindfulness meditation sessions at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, for another three months. The first session of the fall series will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with sessions to follow on Wednesday,…

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In celebration of Octoberfest, the Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a lecture and slideshow entitled, “The History of Brewing in Luzerne County” on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. The lecture will be presented by LCHS Director of Operations and Programs Mark J.…

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