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‚Äôs 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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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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Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to once again be participating in Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, as on Tuesday, January 25, from 7pm to 830pm we will be holding the public program: Doing Anthracite Region Research: Some Available Resources; This virtual lecture held over the Zoom virtual platform will feature as speakers: John Fielding,…

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Swetland Homestead Festive Traditions

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved over an 80 year period spanning 1810-1890.…

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Swetland Homestead Festive Traditions

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1871. Guests…

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Virtual Auction #4

SAVE THE DATE: Just in time for early Christmas shopping! On Thursday, November 11th, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold a fourth online auction on the virtual Auctria platform. This auction will run through Sunday, November 14th. The auction will once again feature a wide variety of books, maps, lithographs, and other ephemera. (Note:…

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