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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The 162nd Annual Meeting of the Luzerne County Historical Society will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 on the grounds of the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. All members is good standing are invited to come and participate by voting on items of business and election of officers. Friends and others are welcome but…

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Join The Osterhout Library, Luzerne County Historical Society, and Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society as they host this event that will feature family history research tips and a chance to see the resources that all of these groups have that can assist you in your search for your ancestors. The information provided will emphasize researching ancestors…

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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 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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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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The Luzerne County Historical Society (LCHS) announces a talk on needlework samplers by Executive Director Aimee E. Newell, Ph.D. (author of A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America) on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Denison House Visitor Center, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. The Denison…

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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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