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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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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163rd LCHS Annual Dinner

Dinner In Full Swing

On Friday, September 24th at the Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre PA, the Luzerne County Historical Society will hold its 163rd Annual Dinner. The theme of this year’s dinner is “The Swetland Homestead: Restoring a Wyoming Valley Treasure”. Speakers John Panzitta of Panzitta Enterprises as well as Cathy Sobeck and Justin Detwiller of…

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3rd 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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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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Festive Traditions 2019

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1877. See…

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Festive Traditions 2019

The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its holiday-themed Festive Traditions program at the Swetland Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Travel through time as you tour the house with costumed guides and explore how Christmas traditions evolved from the late 1700s through 1877. See…

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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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