2021 Fall Festival

Early American craftsmen and artisans will come to life on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the historic Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. The Fall Festival features crafters in the arts of cross-cut saw demonstrations, quill pen and ink, wood carving, wheat weaving, and much more. Hearth cooking methods will be…

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Revolutionary War Encampment

Join us at the newly renovated Swetland Homestead for an on-site Revoluntary War Encampment, featuring The 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment on Saturday, October 2nd from 12p.m. to 5p.m. The 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, Inc., is a living history organization. Its objective is to educate and encourage interest in the Revolutionary War period of American history…

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Re-enactment of the Capitulation after the Battle of Wyoming

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, 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 1:15pm at the Society’s 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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Second Annual “Road Rally in the Valley”

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, the Luzerne County Historical Society will host its second annual “Road Rally in the Valley”! What’s a road rally? A fun scavenger hunt combined with a road race! It’s a battle of mind and machine! Teams are not racing each other or the clock, but are instead attempting to complete…

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142nd Commemoration of the Battle and Massacre at Wyoming

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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Nathan Denison House Opening Day

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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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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Bus Trip – The Cost of Revolution

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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Battle of Wyoming Walking Tours

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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