The Luzerne County Historical Society in conjunction with the Westmoreland Club Charitable Foundation cordially invites you to a Portrait Walk on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Join us in the main dining room for complimentary hors d’ouevres and champagne before…

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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 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 the historic 1803 Swetland Homestead, at 885 Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, will be open for guided tours on Sunday September 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for LCHS members, $5 for nonmember adults and $3 for nonmember children. Reservations are accepted but are not…

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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 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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On September 6-8, 2019, LCHS is partnering with the Lackawanna Historical Society, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Plymouth Historical Society, Pennsylvania Labor History Society, and members of the Welsh Heritage community to present a program exploring the Avondale Mine Disaster that occurred on September 6, 1869. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 110…

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