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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Denison HOuse

The Luzerne County Historical Society’s Nathan Denison House (one of the oldest houses in the Wyoming Valley) opens for the season on Sunday, May 24, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 35 Denison Street in Forty Fort, PA. The house will be open for tours on Sundays through September 27, 2020, from 1 to…

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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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