Virtual Auction #3

SAVE THE DATE: Due to popular demand, we’re doing another one! You wanted it, you got it! On Thursday, June 24th, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold a second online auction on the virtual Auctria platform. This auction will run through Sunday, June 27th. The auction will once again feature a wide variety of…

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“Frances Dorrance – LCHS’ First Executive Director”

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Frances Dorrance – LCHS’ First Executive Director” on the Zoom digital platform. Originally scheduled as a part of the celebration of Women’s History Month 2021, the lecture will now take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  Attendees will learn about this local…

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Then and Now: A 1918 Mask Comparison

The 1918 strain of influenza was unique among most types of flu, as it had a high mortality rate among 15 to 34-year-olds, rather than the oldest and weakest of the population. By the time what we now incorrectly call the “Spanish Flu” was over, it had even lowered the life expectancy across the United…

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Mary L. Trescott, Luzerne County’s First Female Attorney

Just as last month was African-American History month, March sees another notable historical celebration in Women’s History Month. And just like last month with William Camp Gildersleeve, this month we bring you the story of another prominent resident of the County, Miss Mary L. Trescott (left). Mary Luella Trescott was born in 1861 to Miller…

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“Family Life in the Coal Region”

The LCHS is proud to participate in the 2021 edition of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month on Friday, January 22nd at 7pm as part of a region wide observance of the Month that will take place throughout January 2021. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite region. Because of health…

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Wyoming Valley Epidemics

The following blog post is a modified version of a column that appeared in the December 2020 edition of The Westside Bulletin. The article originally ran to promote a lecture the Society was planning on local epidemics. That lecture is now available for view on the LCHS YouTube channel, and we are reprinting this article…

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Wyoming Valley Pandemics

In conclusion of its 2020 schedule of programming, the Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a lecture and slideshow entitled, “Epidemics in the Wyoming Valley” on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. via the online Zoom platform. The lecture is one of a continuing series made possible through grants from the National Endowment for…

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks

They’re back! After a one year hiatus, the Downton Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks have returned!   The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that our Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year! The popular tours will run October 23rd and 24th 2020. Come join us for a walking tour of…

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks

They’re back! After a one year hiatus, the Downton Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks have returned!   The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that our Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year! The popular tours will run October 23rd and 24th 2020. Come join us for a walking tour of…

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks

They’re back! After a one year hiatus, the Downton Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks have returned!   The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that our Annual Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks will be returning again this year! The popular tours will run October 23rd and 24th 2020. Come join us for a walking tour of…

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