Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos
From a press release:
The Lackawanna Historical Society has announced two fall programs to benefit the Society in November.
On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Society will host the premiere of a student documentary about the 1881 fire at that destroyed St. Patrick’s Orphanage. The program will be held in the auditorium at All Saints Academy (1425 Jackson St., Scranton) at 5:30 p.m. The documentary will be followed by a short Q&A session. A $5 donation is requested.
On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Society will host local author David Crosby (“Images of Rail: Scranton Railroads,” “Then & Now: Scranton“) for a program and signing for his recent book, “Images of Rail: The Lackawanna Railroad in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” The event will be held from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton).
Crosby will give a brief presentation about the photos, followed by a book signing. The book chronicles the history of the railroad and presents dozens of railroad scenes. The event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Reservations are not required, but appreciated. For more information about these programs or to reserve space, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.