164th Annual Dinner

Join us on Friday, June 3rd at 5:30 at the Beaumont Inn in Dallas, PA for the Luzerne County Historical Society’s 164th Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is “The USS Wilkes-Barre: A Celebration of the Willie-Bee”. Join us as we mark the 80th anniversary of the keel being laid down in 1942, as well as…

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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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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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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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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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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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