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 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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The Luzerne County Historical Society is offering a one-day bus trip to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The trip includes round-trip coach transportation, admission to the museum’s core exhibits and its special exhibition, “Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier,” and a lunch…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that its Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019. Join Luzerne County Historical Society Board Member Stephen B. Killian, Esq., for a first-hand account of the disastrous Battle of Wyoming and the massacre that followed. Attorney Killian will lead the…

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The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that its Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019. Join Luzerne County Historical Society Board Member Stephen B. Killian, Esq., for a first-hand account of the disastrous Battle of Wyoming and the massacre that followed. Attorney Killian will lead the…

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On Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 2019, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host a Revolutionary War-era militia encampment by the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment at the Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. The Encampment will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to…

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On Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, 2019, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host a Revolutionary War-era militia encampment by the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment at the Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. The Encampment will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to…

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Welcome! This is the first post in our LCHS blog! We plan to post regularly and to focus on our amazing collection of objects, documents and published materials that relate to the people, places and events in Luzerne County’s fascinating history. We hope that you will read our posts, ask questions, make comments and come…

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On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 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 1:30 and 3 p.m. and an open house from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Society’s Denison House, 35 Denison Street, Forty Fort, PA. Admission is…

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