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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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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Mindfulness Meditation

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that, in cooperation with Jennifer Ciarimboli, its next monthly mindfulness meditation session at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Meditation is free and open to all participants. Bring your Yoga mat or cushion and join…

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Mining our Past: What We Can Learn from Photographs of the Past

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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Anthracite Heritage Month Schedule

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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Gallery Talk – Battle of Wyoming at 240

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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History of Brewing in Luzerne County

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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“Deeply Rooted in North Carolina: The Story of Two Runaway Slaves”

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces a lecture by Dr. Juanita Patience Moss, “Deeply Rooted in North Carolina: The Story of Two Runaway Slaves” on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA. “Deeply Rooted in North Carolina” is based on…

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